Advanced Constitutional Law: Civil Rights Movement in Alabama Seminar - LAW 630

2 Hours

Many national civil rights and civil liberties advances, as well as international human

 

rights progresses, are attributable to the brave men and women who brought claims as litigants

 

and lawyers in Alabama and who exercised their constitutional rights to demonstrate peacefully

 

in order to defeat inequality. This Advanced Constitutional Law Seminar will examine the lives

 

of the Alabamians, the volunteers, the community organizers, the clergy, the lawyers, the judges,

 

as well as, the cases and issues which have been central in shaping civil rights laws. We will

 

study the major cases and events occurring in or connected to Alabama that have shaped our

 

nation both then and now. During the semester you will be responsible for selecting a lecture

 

topic from among those listed below and facilitating the class discussion of issues involved. By

 

the end of the semester you will complete a paper that analyzes and contextualizes a current or

 

historical civil rights issue through primary research, secondary research, or both. Your paper

 

will address the contemporary or historical context of the issue you choose, as well as an

 

accompanying legal analysis of the same via this Alabama lens.

 



Spring 2018 Section 026
Professor Anil Mujumdar
Syllabus for Spring 2018 section 026