Welcome - African Nova Scotians and the Law LAWS 2251   African Nova Scotians and the Law
This course will examine how municipal, provincial, federal, and international laws have constructed and mediated the lives of African Nova Scotians from slavery and segregation through to contemporary endemic inequities in the areas of human rights, employment, criminal justice, health and education. The course will specifically explore the range of legal remedies that African Nova Scotians in collaboration with allies have used to address discriminatory laws, policies and practices; and will assist students in developing public interest lawyering skills. Students will choose a case study early in the course, develop a corresponding legal advocacy plan, and execute components of the plan through in–class assignments.
NOTES: Assessment Method: Evaluation is based on a major paper, class participation, and short assignments.
FORMAT: Lecture