This seminar will explore the current state of thinking about the relationship between identity, politics and legal regulation. The seminar will largely focus on issues of structural inequality in both the domestic context and in the global south, with an emphasis on the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico. We will explore the relationship among race, colonial identity, economic development, with special attention to the debt crises that beset countries in the Global South and the Caribbean.
Every week, students will be asked to do reaction papers to presentations by guest speakers. These guests are a set of scholars who are doing some of the most current research on the above-mentioned topics.
The requirements for the class are completion of the reaction papers and active participation in the debates over the papers being presented. There will not be a final exam or final paper. There will be one class meeting most weeks; on one occasion though we will have two sessions.
|Course Areas of Practice|
Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law