LAWWA975-04 Money, Law and Power

In this course we read, discuss and write about (1) Black banks and the racial wealth gap; (2) how to fix the tax system so it stops impoverishing Black Americans, (3) white collar crime; and (4) the deficit myth. Four books are assigned, and students will choose one them as a primary focus for either an essay on an in-class final exam (or, if they choose, a final paper that builds from that topic). By immersing in contemporary non-fiction works by three law professors and one economist, this course teaches students new ways of thinking, talking, and writing about the relationship between money, power, and the law in America in the 21st Century. We will begin the course with a vocabulary/concept list and by the end of the term students will have developed definitions for these terms.