Const Law II: Equal Protection, Race Discrimination

Class Unique: 28405
The overall purpose of the course like every constitutional law course, is to study the functioning of the Supreme Court and the making of constitutional law. More specifically, we will study the development of 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 our most misunderstood problems because often considered difficult to discuss. The 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 10:30 - 11:20 am JON 6.206
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/9/16 8:30 am 2.123

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed


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