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Fall 2017
LAW387  A  SOCIAL IMPACT ADVOCACY SEMINAR

Course Description
Designed to build on the 1L elective on social impact advocacy, this one-credit seminar examines key issues and concepts that affect social justice problem solving, as well as effective responses to entrenched sources of systemic injustice. Coverage will include deeper dives into (1) the roles of power, identity, groups, and complexity in the legal, cultural, and material contradiction of Equal Justice under the Rule of Law, and (2) how multidimensional approaches to research, analysis, and advocacy can promote social progress that is both principled and durable. This advanced seminar meets once weekly for an hour and serves as the in-class component of the 2-credit practicum also offered this semester, so students enrolled in the practicum receive enrollment priority in this seminar. Normally, completion of the 1L elective on social impact advocacy (or another course that satisfies the foundations requirement of the Social Justice Concentration) is a pre-requisite for enrollment in this upper-level seminar, but exceptions are possible upon timely written request directed to, and approved by, the teaching faculty before the end of the add/drop period.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-14-2017 - 11-21-2017   W  11:00 AM-12:20 PM A216B

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 1
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: Social Impact Advocacy 1L elective (or other “foundations” course for the Social Justice Concentration) unless waived upon request (see above).
Corequisite: This course is a required corequiste if you are enrolled in the Social Impact Advocacy Practicum. Students not in the practicum can enroll in this course assuming they have met the prerequisites.
Method of Evaluation: In-class participation and written paper on topic of choice within scope of the course.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
New Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

VALDES, FRANK


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Contact Information:
Email: fvaldes@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-1780
Office: G369