Course Details

Fair Housing – Policies, Litigation, and Mediation

The class will provide an overview of federal housing laws and regulations, including the Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Specific regulations that will be discussed include the Department of Housing and Urban Development Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender identity (LGBT) rule, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, and the Discriminatory Effects Rule. Additionally, students will discuss past state, local, and federal housing policies, and the intersection between housing discrimination, segregation, and the effects of gentrification. Leading cases in fair housing litigation will be examined and the process of investigation and litigation of fair housing cases will be reviewed. The class will also expose students to alternative dispute resolution in the housing context, and students will participate in a mock fair housing mediation. No pre-requisites. The course grade will be based on class participation (30%) and a 20-25 page seminar paper (70%). There is no final examination. Students who would like to complete the 2 draft OR 3 draft writing requirement and earn one additional credit hour in this course will be able to self-enroll in the associated LAWWRT 602 or 603 section (cannot enroll in both) during open enrollment January 3, 2017-February 3, 2017. 2 draft class #: 30804 3 draft class #: 30826 Class materials will be provided online. Class Materials (Suggested) Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury (ISBN:0-14-015735-2)

Catalog Number: CONPUB 748


Course History

Spring 2017
Title: Fair Housing – Policies, Litigation, and Mediation
Faculty: Karnaukhov, Yana (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 4