Subject: Law
Credit units: 6
Offered: Term 1 and 2
Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
College: Law
Department: Law (Dean's Office)

Description

This 6-credit unit course will examine the root causes of injustice. We will seek an understanding of power and how it aligns along the hegemonic structures. We will observe how social hierarchies play out in institutions as well as in the lives of individuals. We will learn how sociological, psychological and economic forces perpetuate hegemonic structures, even by the oppressed themselves. We will consider the causal connection between hegemonic power dynamics and the incidence of injustice/creation of legal problems experienced by marginalized peoples. We will examine specific instances of injustice and legal problems which have systemic origin and propagation. Understanding how these power dynamics are created and are perpetuated allows us to understand how they can be changed and a more just world pursued. We will look at the role of the law in pursuing equitable systemic changes and then at the role of the lawyer seeking greater social equity. Students enrolled in this year-long course will attend weekly seminars and be engaged in experiential learning outside the seminar, placed with CLASSIC's Systemic Initiatives Program (SIP). Student will work on SIP projects which address systemic barriers facing marginalized people by engaging in policy and legislative advocacy, community based education and research to support advocacy efforts.

Note: Preference will be given to students who have received credit for the Intensive Clinical Law course.

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