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Latinxs and the Law: Latinxs and the Law

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LALS 528 940
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Course Description
Based in concepts and principles of Constitutional law, this online course explores the interpretation and impact of seminal court cases in U.S. history as applied to Latinxs in the United States and abroad. With a particular focus on the 20th century, students will examine how court decisions have affected civil rights, immigration policies, due process, education and other important issues affecting Latinxs.  Students will also explore additional themes including the status and treatment of Latinos in the criminal justice system, representation of Latinxs in the judiciary and how Supreme Court decisions have also affected U.S. foreign policy with Latin America.