Course Details

Discrimination Law

Why did Congress pass civil rights legislation after the Civil War and during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s? How has the Court interpreted that legislation and why? This survey course provides an overview of federal statutory anti-discrimination law from a range of perspectives (history, psychology, and sociology) and contexts (public accommodations, education, voting, housing, and employment). Students will consider the proper role of the law and policy in addressing discrimination and inequality, particularly given the increasing contemporary importance of these issues in this country. We will explore how the law developed, its strengths and weaknesses, the impact of litigation and policy on enforcement, and what to do next. Through examining facts and complaints and meeting with practitioners, students will reflect on if/how the law should change and their professional role in engaging with it.

Catalog Number: CONPUB 734


Course History

Fall 2020
Title: Discrimination Law
Faculty: Zimmerman, Clifford (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 35     Actual: 35

Fall 2020
Title: Discrimination Law
Faculty: Zimmerman, Clifford (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 35     Actual: 24

Fall 2018
Title: Discrimination Law
Faculty:
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 25