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638 - Social Science, Race, and the Law (2 hours)
In your legal practice, you will be exposed to race-related issues—in the facts of your cases; in your interactions with clients, opposing counsel, witnesses, judges, and jurors; in the law itself. You will also face race-related issues in your professional life—in the policies and practices of the bar and your firm; in your interactions with colleagues; in your attempts to gain and manage clients. This course explores the ways in which race is relevant to the law and legal practice, with an eye on what social-science research can tell us. The course will also explore how you might be a leader on race issues in your professional life.