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Seminar Guide - Race & the Law

Introduction to Race & the Law

This seminar studies the many and various ways in which race and the American legal system interact, from both a historical and contemporary standpoint. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role the law has played in reinforcing slavery, shaping Reconstruction, and influencing the lives of various racial groups. The seminar culminates with an examination of some of the current issues surrounding the legal treatment of race, including reparations and affirmative action.

This guide introduces students to the basics of writing a seminar paper. It includes sections on selecting a paper topic, performing a basic preemption check, and improving your academic writing. You'll also find lists of books, databases and websites on subjects specific to the seminar, which will help you figure out where to begin your research.

If you need further research assistance, please stop by the library reference desk or call 817-212-3805 for help or to make an appointment with a reference librarian.