Akron Law offers free course on racial equality and the law, open to the public
The University of Akron School of Law will offer a free, 12-week, live online course on racial equality and the law this fall, taught by Professor Brant Lee, assistant dean for diversity and social justice initiatives. The course will cover both the historical role of law in creating inequality and the current role of law in exacerbating, maintaining and alleviating it.
The course is open to the public and will be aimed at a general audience. It will not be offered for credit.
There will be live interaction each week through a streaming platform.
Students at The University of Akron and members of the community are especially encouraged to register, but one does not need to be affiliated with the University to take the course.
Below is the full description and information on registration, which will be required.
RACIAL EQUALITY AND THE LAW
Whether measured by wealth, health, educational achievement, or incarceration, racial inequality has been a persistent feature of American life throughout our history. We are living in a season when our attention has been drawn to this inequality like never before. Americans have watched events unfold, and then acted in response, in unprecedented numbers, on the streets and on our screens, and issues have been hotly debated in every corner, in public and in private. The need for information and considered reflection on race in America has never been greater.
In response to the moment, The University of Akron School of Law will offer a free online course on Racial Equality and the Law this fall. Law has played a prominent role in both creating and alleviating racial inequality and this course will highlight that role.
The course will take place on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, starting on Sept. 2, 2020, and running for 12 weeks, until Nov. 18. The course will be taught by Professor Brant Lee, assistant dean for diversity and social justice initiatives.
Please register by Aug. 28. The course will be delivered through the Cisco Webex video format. Further technical instructions and course administration information will be provided in advance of the first class.