Const Law II: Equal Protection, Race Discrimination

Con Law II: Equal Protection, Race Discrimination The overall purpose of the course is to understand the Equal Protection Clause, that is, the meaning and possibility of a legal requirement of equality. The focus is on the law of race discrimination, principally in connection with school segregation and desegregation, but also in employment and affirmative action. The race issue has always been and continues to be America’s most serious and intractable domestic problem -- the nation was born in glory but also in sin. It is also one of the most misunderstood. This course seeks to improve understanding by means of realistic and practical discussion of the complicated path the law has taken in attempting to deal with the problem. Students may not take this course if they have already taken Con Law II: Brown to Bakke.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:10 - 10:00 am JON 5.208
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/7/15 8:30 am A-Z

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed


  • Disaster by Decree - Graglia
      Cornell University Press , edition: 1976
      ISBN: ISBN-10: 0801409802   (required)