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This is a survey course designed to cover the entire field of federal antidiscrimination law and thereby provide a "bridge" between Constitutional Law II and the more advanced courses/seminars in specific areas of civil rights law. Topics to be covered include employment discrimination (primarily focusing on race, sex, age, and disability issues); housing discrimination(primarily focusing on race, disability, and family issues); other disability discrimination issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act; discrimination in public accommodations and government programs; litigation issues(such as special defenses, remedies, and how the proof of claims based on direct evidence of intent, circumstantial evidence of intent, and disparate impact differ from one another); and a brief survey of the more important questions that arise in suits brought under 42 USC 1983.

PREREQUISITE: Constitutional Law II (Law 822)