LGP 990 (1LH) - Law Special Topics

LawSpcTop/Prop &Social Justice

Law   Franklin Pierce School of Law :: General Practice (LAW)
Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Law Hybrid (08/17/2022 - 12/16/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 16624
Special topics courses explore emerging developments in the law or take advantage of special expertise provided by visitors and guest faculty. Courses offered under this title are approved by the Associate Dean and may be designated to meet skills or advanced writing requirements. Special topics classes may only satisfy elective credit and are available only to law students after their first year of study and graduate students by permission.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.
Only listed majors in section: LAW: JD HYBRID
Attributes: Online with some campus visits, EUNH
Instructors: Sindiso MnisiWeeks

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/17/2022 8/22/2022 WRFSU Hours Arranged UNHL 274
Additional Course Details: 

This course provides an introduction to the relationship between the law of property (both real and intellectual) and the arguments that are made by social justice advocates. It builds on students’ understanding(s) of the conceptual role of property in a free and politically liberal democratic society and the constitutional protection of property which form the basis for consideration of the empirically-evidenced role property plays in structural social and economic inequality. Four domestic and international case studies –– on (i) the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), (ii) redlining and foreclosures in the context of the real estate market, (iii) SARS-CoV-2 and other life-saving vaccines and drugs, as well as (iv) an issue of students’ choosing –– are used to uncover the social justice implications of the property law system in America and the world, as well as consider policy options for how to address present socioeconomic injustices founded in property law. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: (1) understand and apply basic principles of American property law relative to the subject areas in which the four case studies are situated; (2) articulate key social justice arguments for and against significant property-related rules and policies in the subject areas covered in the case studies; and (3) critically engage with different sources of property law, including judicial decisions, statutes, and regulations, from a social justice perspective 


Hybrid Immersion Course August 2022 - Attendance required.