LL.M. Specialization in Critical Race Studies

Specialization Requirements

To be awarded the specialization in Critical Race Studies, students must maintain a B- (2.7) grade average in courses taken for the specialization.

Detailed course descriptions are linked in the listings below. Prospective students should bear in mind that, due to curriculum scheduling and faculty availability, not every class listed is taught each year. This is most often true in the case of seminar courses. A sufficient number of courses will be available to enable those students who choose to specialize to satisfy the specialization requirements.

Required Courses
Course # Course Name
214 Civil Rights
266 Critical Race Theory
Group B (Sum of courses from Groups A and B must equal at least two)
Course # Course Name
202 Constitutional Criminal Procedure
212 Federal Courts
260 Labor Law I
261 Employment Law
263 Employment Discrimination
270 Public International Law
282 Education Law
316 Disability Law
317 Family Law
318 Law and Sexuality
321 Legislation and Regulation
329 Women and the Law
331 Immigration Law
335 Religious Legal Systems: Jewish Law
363 Tax-Exempt Organizations
367 Law and Terrorism
376 Law and Dissent
389 Prison Law and Policy
541 Seminar: Problem Solving in the Public Interest
566 Seminar: Laws of War and the War(s) on Terror
584 Seminar: Human Rights and Sexual Politics
603 Seminar: Noncitizens in the Criminal Justice System
625 Seminar: Community Lawyering and Low Wage Worker Organizing
639 Seminar: Political Asylum
655 Seminar: Feminist Legal Theory
669 Seminar: Law and Psychology: Wrongful Convictions
670 Seminar: The Sociology of Law
671 Seminar: Comparative Education: Law and Policy
675 Seminar: HIV/AIDS Law and Public Policy
708 Clinical: Civil Rights and Police Accountability
712 Clinical: Street Law -- American Legal Education
715 Clinical: Criminal Defense
720 Criminal Trial Advocacy
728 Clinical: Tribal Legal Development and Appellate Clinic
730 Clinical: Veterans Justice Clinic: Poverty, Homelessness & Criminalization
739 Clinical: Community Economic Development
772 Workers, Law, and Organizing Clinic
773 Clinical: Immigrants' Rights Policy
792 Clinical: Immigrant Family Legal
793 Clinical: Human Rights in Action: Collaborative Grassroots Lawyering
835 Pay or Stay: An Exploration of the Bail System in America
908 Suing the Police
926 Rebellious Lawyering
941 Law of the US - Mexico Border
952 Re-envisioning the Lawyer’s Role: Trauma Informed Lawyering and Restorative/ Transformative Justice