Course Details

Civil Rights Lawyering Seminar

This seminar explores a variety of aspects of civil rights lawyering, both historically and currently. It examines the lawyers and their organizations, roles, strategies, and challenges, as well as the relationship between litigation and social movements and community organizing. It is not a doctrinal class. It is not focused on civil rights constitutional case law or civil rights statutes, except as they arise as part of the examination of the lawyers and lawyering. By the end of the seminar, students should understand the creation of civil rights lawyers, the roles they have played, the strategies employed by civil rights lawyers, the challenges they have faced, and the relationships between civil rights lawyers and social movements.

Catalog Number: LITARB 740

Additional Course Information: Research Writing


Course History

Spring 2021
Title: Civil Rights Lawyering Seminar
Faculty: Rubinowitz, Leonard S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 19

Spring 2020
Title: Civil Rights Lawyering Seminar
Faculty: Rubinowitz, Leonard S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 15

Spring 2019
Title: Civil Rights Lawyering Seminar
Faculty: Rubinowitz, Leonard S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 15