THE ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL EXPERIENCE
(LAWI-4160) - 2 UNITS
This seminar explores the ways the law has shaped the experiences of Asian Americans in the United States. Topics will include the origins and limits of Asian American panethnicity; the history of anti-Asian immigration laws and the relationship between those laws and restrictions on other civil rights; relations between Asian Americans and other racial/ethnic groups; the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and the subsequent reparations movement; current manifestations of anti-Asian violence; intersectionality; and the position of Asian Americans in the legal profession. Grades will be based on a research paper, paper presentation, and class participation.