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Civil Rights Seminarhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1513Civil Rights SeminarUsing PBS video series "Eyes on the Prize" and companion readings, this course examines the civil rights movement that began in the years before Brown v. Board of Education and continued throughout the 1950's and 1960's.  Provides social, cultural, and historical perspectives on the civil rights movement and the legal developments that grew out of that movement.7606GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23;L0|#0ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23|Seminar;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661513
Constitutional Rights Litigationhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1514Constitutional Rights LitigationExplores the procedural framework governing civil actions to enforce constitutional rights and the actionable elements of the individual rights protected by the Constitution, as well as defenses to constitutional tort liability, including Eleventh Amendment and common law immunities.  Students are required to draft a federal court complaint and to write and orally defend a summary judgment motion brief.7607GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661514
Race and the Law Seminarhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1515Race and the Law SeminarProvides an introduction to race as it relates to and is reflected in the law.  The seminar focuses on the role and experience of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latin-Americans, and Native-Americans in American society, with attention to questions concerning critical race theory, class, family, and feminism.7610GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23;L0|#0ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23|Seminar;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661515
Sexual Orientation and the Law Seminarhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1516Sexual Orientation and the Law SeminarA look at the way law and the legal systems affect the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.  The class will explore domestic and international laws that sanction discrimination against the LGBT community and the struggle for equality by this community.7615GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23;L0|#0ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23|Seminar;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661516
Native Americans and the Lawhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1517Native Americans and the Law7620GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661517
Indian Tribes as Government Stewards of the Environmenthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Courses/DispForm.aspx?ID=1518Indian Tribes as Government Stewards of the EnvironmentExamines the unique body of law governing Indian country, the geographic areas recognized by the federal government as the homelands of sovereign American Indian tribes. Major topics include the history of federal-tribal relations, tribal property rights, tribal court systems, and the balance of governmental power between tribes, states, and the federal government.7628GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661518
DIV7628.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1143DIV7628.AIndian Tribes as Governmental Stewards of the EnvironmentBlumm,MichaelThis course examines the unique body of law governing “Indian country,” the geographic areas recognized by the federal government as the homelands of sovereign American Indian tribes. Major topics include the history of federal-tribal relations, tribal property rights, tribal court systems, and the balance of governmental power between tribes, states, and the federal government. Particular attention will be devoted to understanding the legal framework that supports the tribes’ role as governmental steward of the natural world, including powers derived from the tribes’ inherent sovereignty authority and rights stemming from treaties and federal statutes. The course will include a close examination of treaty-based fishing rights and federal environmental statutes that accord tribes a role as governmental partners in the implementation of federal environmental programs (for example, the Clean Water Act).2.00000000000000Indian Tribes as Governmental Stewards of the EnvironmentGP0|#9e96459a-64af-416b-93fb-c5459be64d5c;L0|#09e96459a-64af-416b-93fb-c5459be64d5c|ELC Summer Session;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661:00PM - 4:00PM1143
DIV7628.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=151DIV7628.AIndian Tribes as Governmental Stewards of the EnvironmentBlumm,MichaelThis course examines the unique body of law governing “Indian country,” the geographic areas recognized by the federal government as the homelands of sovereign American Indian tribes. Major topics include the history of federal-tribal relations, tribal property rights, tribal court systems, and the balance of governmental power between tribes, states, and the federal government. Particular attention will be devoted to understanding the legal framework that supports the tribes’ role as governmental steward of the natural world, including powers derived from the tribes’ inherent sovereignty authority and rights stemming from treaties and federal statutes. The course will include a close examination of treaty-based fishing rights and federal environmental statutes that accord tribes a role as governmental partners in the implementation of federal environmental programs (for example, the Clean Water Act). 2.00000000000000Examines the unique body of law governing "Indian country," the geographic areas recognized by the federal government as the homelands of sovereign American Indian tribes. Major topics include the history of federal-tribal relations, tribal property rights, tribal court systems, and the balance of governmental power between tribes, states, and the federal government.Indian Tribes as Governmental Stewards of the EnvironmentGP0|#9e96459a-64af-416b-93fb-c5459be64d5c;L0|#09e96459a-64af-416b-93fb-c5459be64d5c|ELC Summer Session;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661 PM - 4 PM151
DIV7610http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1572DIV7610Race and the Law SeminarJefferson, Shirley<div>The purpose of the course is to introduce students to race as it relates to and is reflected in the law. The focus will primarily be on the role and experience of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latin-Americans, and Native-Americans in American society, with attention to questions concerning critical race theory, class, family, and feminism. The course will also examine the way law relates to racial diversity in the United States.</div><div>Method of evaluation:  Final paper and AWR yes.</div>2.00000000000000GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23;L0|#0ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23|Seminar;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661572
DIV7620http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1669DIV7620Native Americans and the LawHoffmann, Hillary<div>This course will focus on the constitutional, statutory and jurisprudential rules that make up the field of Federal Indian Law.  Attention will be given to the historical framework from which the rules were derived.  After tracing the development of the underlying legal doctrines which are prominent today, we will consider subject-specific areas of Indian Law like hunting and fishing rights, stewardship of natural resources, economic development (including tribal gaming and natural resource development) and protection of religion and cultural lifestyles.  <br> <br>Method of evaluation:  A final presentation and a final paper, or a fin</div>3.00000000000000GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661669
DIV7610.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=202DIV7610.ARace and the Law SeminarJefferson,ShirleyThe purpose of the course is to introduce students to race as it relates to and is reflected in the law. The focus will primarily be on the role and experience of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latin-Americans, and Native-Americans in American society, with attention to questions concerning critical race theory, class, family, and feminism. The course will also examine the way law relates to racial diversity in the United States. Method of evaluation: Final paper AWR: yes.GP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b566M 3:35 - 5:15pm202
DIV7615.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=295DIV7615.ASexual Orientation and the LawJohnson,GregoryIn 1960 all fifty states had sodomy laws. The mere imputation of homosexuality ruined careers and was considered so damaging that it was defamation per se. Today, same-sex couples can marry in eighteen states (and D.C.) and can obtain a civil union or domestic partnership in another seven states. Almost half the states, and most major municipalities, protect gay men and lesbians (and transgendered people, in a growing number of those states) from employment and housing discrimination. What accounts for this extraordinary change in society's attitude toward homosexuality and gender identity? We will ponder this question as we explore the historical and contemporary relationship between sexual identity and the law. Topics covered include LGBT youth issues, college life, workplace discrimination, the military, and family law. Much of the legal doctrine considered in the course is constitutional, including in-depth studies of the right to privacy, the First Amendment, and equal protection. Throughout the semester we will also ask whether something has been lost in the meteoric rise of LGBT civil rights. In the drive for equality, has the LGBT community subverted the dominant paradigm or been co-opted by it--can a gay pride parade exist without corporate sponsorship? In this context we will offer a queer theory critique of the mainstream LGBT movement. Join us to study and debate on one of the most compelling civil rights issues of our time. Method of evaluation: Class participation and term paper. AWR: Yes. GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b566M 3:35 - 5:15pm295
DIV7620.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=296DIV7620.ANative Americans and the LawHoffmann,HillaryThis course will focus on the constitutional, statutory and jurisprudential rules that make up the field of Federal Indian Law. Attention will be given to the historical framework from which the rules were derived. After tracing the development of the underlying legal doctrines which are prominent today, we will consider subject-specific areas of Indian Law like hunting and fishing rights, stewardship of natural resources, economic development and protection of religion and cultural lifestyles. Method of evaluation: A final presentation, a final exam, and/or a final paper. AWR: No.GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b566MW 12:45 - 2pm296
DIV7606.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=34DIV7606.ACivil Rights SeminarGimenez,Clara2.00000000000000Using PBS video series "Eyes on the Prize" and companion readings, this course examines the civil rights movement that began in the years before Brown v. Board of Education and continued throughout the 1950's and 1960's.  Provides social, cultural, and historical perspectives on the civil rights movement and the legal developments that grew out of that movement.7606Civil Rights SeminarGP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23;L0|#0ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23|Seminar;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b566M 3:35-5:15pm34
DIV7615.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=35DIV7615.ASexual OrientationJohnson,Gregory2.00000000000000A look at the way law and the legal systems affect the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.  The class will explore domestic and international laws that sanction discrimination against the LGBT community and the struggle for equality by this community.7615Sexual Orientation & the Law SeminarGP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23;L0|#0ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23|Seminar;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b566M 3:35-5:15pm35
DIV7620.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=36DIV7620.ANative Americans and the LawHoffmann,Hillary3.000000000000007620Native Americans & the LawGP0|#4427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517;L0|#04427383a-57bf-428f-9c22-73669c71e517|Graduate;GTSet|#cbbd7cb7-f9db-41d7-8603-54518e246b51GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#02a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69;L0|#002a64ecc-8b08-4637-b4c1-74446f866f69|Lecture;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b566MW 12:45-2:00pm36
DIV7610http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1849DIV7610Race and the Law SeminarJefferson,ShirleyThe purpose of the course is to introduce students to race as it relates to and is reflected in the law. The focus will primarily be on the role and experience of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latin-Americans, and Native-Americans in American society, with attention to questions concerning critical race theory, class, family, and feminism. The course will also examine the way law relates to racial diversity in the United States. Method of evaluation: Final paper and AWR yes.2.00000000000000GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aGP0|#ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23;L0|#0ba6a8949-beed-47cf-98c0-e2b6c177ad23|Seminar;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#6e96bd23-dbd4-4d09-9c3e-0aa09c84b5661849
Civil Rights Seminarhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1944Civil Rights SeminarCivil Rights SeminarGimenez, Clara2.00000000000000GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48a1944
Sexual Orientationhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1945Sexual OrientationSexual OrientationJohnson, GregIn 1960 all fifty states had sodomy laws.  The mere imputation of homosexuality ruined careers and was considered so damaging that it was defamation per se.  Today, same-sex marriage is legal everywhere.  Almost half the states, and most major municipalities, protect the LGBT community from employment and housing discrimination.  What accounts for this extraordinary change in society's attitude toward homosexuality and gender identity?  We will ponder this question as we explore the historical and contemporary relationship between sexual identity and the law.  Topics covered include LGBT youth issues, college life, workplace discrimination, family law, and trans rights.  Much of the legal doctrine considered in the course is constitutional, including in-depth studies of the right to privacy, the First Amendment, and equal protection.  Throughout the semester we will also ask whether something has been lost in the meteoric rise of LGBT civil rights.  In the drive for equality, has the LGBT community subverted the dominant paradigm or been co-opted by it--can a gay pride parade exist without corporate sponsorship?  In this context we will offer a queer theory critique of the mainstream LGBT movement.  Join us to study and debate on one of the most compelling civil rights issues of our time.2.00000000000000GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48a1945
Indian Tribes Govt. Stewards of Envirnmnthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1946Indian Tribes Govt. Stewards of EnvirnmntIndian Tribes EnvHoffmann, HillaryThis course examines the unique body of law governing “Indian country,” the geographic areas recognized by the federal government as the homelands of sovereign American Indian tribes, and tribal environmental authority over those areas. Major topics include the history of federal-tribal relations, tribal property and land rights, tribal court systems, and the balance of governmental power between tribes, states, and the federal government. Particular attention will be devoted to understanding the legal framework that supports the tribes’ role as governmental steward of the natural world, including powers derived from the tribes' inherent sovereign authority and rights stemming from treaties and federal statutes. These include topics related to mineral development (and oil and gas specifically), water rights, and other natural resource rights, as well as tribal initiatives to address general environmental topics like climate change. The course will include a close examination of treaty-based fishing rights and federal environmental statutes that accord tribes a role as governmental partners in the implementation of federal environmental programs (for example, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act). There are no prerequisites for this course. It is an AWR course. 2.00000000000000GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48a1946
DIV7620.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=2013DIV7620.ANative AmericansHoffman,Hillary<p>This course will focus on the constitutional, statutory and jurisprudential rules that make up the field of Federal Indian Law. Attention will be given to the historical framework from which the rules were derived. After tracing the development of the underlying legal doctrines which are prominent today, we will consider subject-specific areas of Indian Law like hunting and fishing rights, stewardship of natural resources, economic development (including tribal gaming and natural resource development) and protection of religion and cultural lifestyles. Method of evaluation: A final presentation and a final paper, or a final exam. Perspectives course.</p> <p><b>AWR - Yes</b></p>GP0|#25aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa;L0|#025aea3de-880a-4511-8377-a690a715bbfa|Diversity;GTSet|#f0004912-346b-4cda-81c5-04ab1bb4b34e;GPP|#db2210a7-625b-4bb0-9545-56e81bdfe48aJan. 9 – Feb. 282013