Legal 491RS-01 S-The City and Social Justice

Academic Year:
Spring 2014
Day and Time:
MonWed 2:30- 3:45

Throughout history cities have been celebrated as spaces of inclusion and diversity, so that it is all too easy to overlook the pervasive reality of exclusion, poverty, and injustice. If law can exacerbate these inequalities, it has also served as an important instrument in struggles for social justice. This course examines the relationship between law, urban space, and socio-economic marginalization in cities around the world. Key topics include the creation/destruction of common space, the uses of eminent domain, processes of gentrification, racial segregation, and the differential treatment of citizens. Percentage of Latin American, Caribbean and/or Latino content: 25%


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