Unit: School of Law
Department: School of Law
Office location and address
580 Massie RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
From the founding of our nation, law and policy's treatment of race have shaped society. This lecture course examines the influence of race on American society beginning with slavery through modern times, with an influence on how race has shaped education and opportunity.
This course will primarily focus on the ways in which law structures educational opportunity. We will cover the legal and policy issues involved in school desegregation, school finance litigation, school choice, standards and testing (including the No Child Left Behind Act), and special education.
Eligible students receive credit for serving as research assistants supervised by selected law school faculty members.
This course is a semester-long independent research project resulting in a substantial research paper supervised and graded by a selected law school faculty member
Eligible students receive 2 credits for participating in a sustained, productive and educationally valuable project for at least 85 hours of work supervised by an eligible faculty member.
This is the first semester of a yearlong seminar designed to enhance students' understanding of ethical issues and address the broader ethical and moral responsibilities of the lawyer as citizen and leader.
This is the second semester of a yearlong seminar designed to enhance students' understanding of ethical issues and address the broader ethical and moral responsibilities of the lawyer as citizen and leader.
In the United States, education serves as the foundation of our democracy and economy. Law and policy determine the quality of educational opportunities in the United States. Although law and policy have made substantial inroads in reducing discrimination in education, they also tolerate and exacerbate inequalities in educational opportunities that influence the academic, professional and social outcomes of students and communities.