The Law of the City of New York

Law plays a central, if often unheeded, role in nearly every aspect of the life and governance of New York City.  This course will delve into the many ways in which questions of authority, individual rights, and other legal concerns play out across a set of critical policy domains that define the City, including race, immigration, access to justice, education, public safety, land use, housing, and public health.  The course will also explore themes in contemporary urban theory and their relevance to understanding law.  Student grades in this seminar will be based on a series of short (3-5 page) research memoranda over the course of the semester as well as class participation.   
Credits: 2

Type: SEM