1. Learn about the library and how to use it for academic success.
2. Develop research strategies and skills you can use in your academic career and beyond.
3. Gain information literacy skills that will help you assess the value and relevancy of information.
The purpose of this course is to explore the meaning of community, especially as it relates to the American community as a whole and to communities within the United States, and the relation of law to community. The class will focus on the development and functioning of these communities, those included and excluded from the communities, the relationship with and obligation to community, and practice of law within the community. We will read five memoirs/biographies of contemporary Americans involved in the law which offer a variety of racial, ethnic, class and gender perspectives on communities and the law.
Required Texts (in order of reading):
Turow, Scott. One L. New york and Boston: Warner Books, 1997.
Sotomayor, Sonia. My Beloved World. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
Williams, Juan. Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1998.
Wu, Jean Yu-Wen Shen and Thomas C. Chen, eds. Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers U Press, 2009.
Wilkins, Thurman. Cherokee Tragedy: The Ridge Family and the Decimation of a People. 2nd ed. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989.
Weaver, Jace and Laura Adams Weaver. Red Clay, 1835: Cherokee Removal and the Meaning of Sovereignty Gamebook. June 2011.
Supplementary: Lewis, John. March.