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Aziz Huq : Courses and Seminars

Civil Rights Practicum
LAWS 53388
(A)In this practicum, students will engage in a range of research and analysis under the supervision of Prof. Huq, in relation to a number of active civil rights cases or other matters. Initial projects will include work on street-policing reform in Chicago. The aim is to cultivate experience in litigation and advocacy-related tasks in a real world setting, albeit without the structured format of a clinic. The practicum can be profitably taken in tandem with the seminar on Chicago Policing that will be occurring across the 2016-17 academic year. Students can opt to join the practicum for any or all quarter. Questions should be directed to Prof. Huq.
Autumn 2016
Aziz Huq
Greenberg Seminar: Will we ever be post-racial? The Persistent Relevance of Race in America
LAWS 92000
(A, BID)Many celebrated the 2008 election of President Barack Obama as the moment the U.S. transitioned to a post-racial era. By 2016, however, it has become clear that race is still central to public policy discussions about policing, economic inequality, immigration, and terrorism, among other areas. In this Greenberg, we examine an emerging literature on the persistence of race and racial ideologies and their consequences for America, particularly as the U.S. becomes an increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-racial society. Graded Pass/Fail.
Autumn 2016
Daniel Abebe, Aziz Huq
Workshop: Constitutional Law
LAWS 63612
(A, SRP, WP, BID, SEM)This workshop, conducted over three sequential quarters, exposes students to current academic work in constitutional law and theory and other areas of public law. Workshop sessions are devoted to the presentation and discussion of papers from outside speakers, at six to eight sessions to be conducted regularly throughout the academic year.Enrollment may be limited. This workshop may be taken for fulfillment of the Substantial Research Paper graduation requirement. Grading is based on a substantial paper (or two shorter papers) plus brief reaction papers on each of the workshop papers. As an alternative to writing a long paper, you may write two or more extended reaction papers (i.e., 10-12 pages) to the papers presented in the workshop. You have to get our approval in advance for this option. We encourage it if you find that you have a lot to say about some of the workshop papers. If you wish to receive Writing Project (WP) credit for this option, you must submit a draft of each of the two long response papers to us and satisfactorily incorporate our suggestions.
Autumn 2016
Aziz Huq, Justin Driver
Federal Courts
LAWS 41101
(BID, CORE)This course will consider the functioning of the federal courts in our larger federal system. Particular attention will be paid to doctrinal questions pertinent to those intending to litigate in federal court or serve as federal law clerks. It is recommended that students take Constitutional Law I before taking this class. The student's grade is based on a proctored final examination.
Spring 2017
Aziz Huq
Greenberg Seminar: Will we ever be post-racial? The Persistent Relevance of Race in America
LAWS 92000
(A)Many celebrated the 2008 election of President Barack Obama as the moment the U.S. transitioned to a post-racial era. By 2016, however, it has become clear that race is still central to public policy discussions about policing, economic inequality, immigration, and terrorism, among other areas. In this Greenberg, we examine an emerging literature on the persistence of race and racial ideologies and their consequences for America, particularly as the U.S. becomes an increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-racial society. Graded Pass/Fail.
Spring 2017
Daniel Abebe, Aziz Huq
Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
LAWS 44201
(1E, BID, CORE)Much legal work today involves the close reading and interpretation of statutes or similar texts. This class considers current theories and problems related to the production and interpretation of statutes. The class encompasses political theory and public choice approaches to the legislative process as they relate to legal interpretation. It aims to bolster students' ability to work with statutes in law school and beyond. At the end of the class, students will have a thorough grasp of the production of statutes by the legislative branch and their use by the courts. The student's grade is based on a final examination.
Spring 2017
Aziz Huq
Workshop: Constitutional Law
LAWS 63612
This workshop, conducted over three sequential quarters, exposes students to current academic work in constitutional law and theory and other areas of public law. Workshop sessions are devoted to the presentation and discussion of papers from outside speakers, at six to eight sessions to be conducted regularly throughout the academic year. Enrollment may be limited. This workshop may be taken for fulfillment of the Substantial Research Paper graduation requirement. Grading is based on a substantial paper (or two shorter papers) plus brief reaction papers on each of the workshop papers. As an alternative to writing a long paper, you may write two or more extended reaction papers (i.e., 10-12 pages) to the papers presented in the workshop. You have to get our approval in advance for this option. We encourage it if you find that you have a lot to say about some of the workshop papers. If you wish to receive Writing Project (WP) credit for this option, you must submit a draft of each of the two long response papers to us and satisfactorily incorporate our suggestions.
Spring 2017
Aziz Huq, Justin Driver
Greenberg Seminar: Will we ever be post-racial? The Persistent Relevance of Race in America
LAWS 92000
(A)Many celebrated the 2008 election of President Barack Obama as the moment the U.S. transitioned to a post-racial era. By 2016, however, it has become clear that race is still central to public policy discussions about policing, economic inequality, immigration, and terrorism, among other areas. In this Greenberg, we examine an emerging literature on the persistence of race and racial ideologies and their consequences for America, particularly as the U.S. becomes an increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-racial society. Graded Pass/Fail.
Winter 2017
Daniel Abebe, Aziz Huq
Workshop: Constitutional Law
LAWS 63612
(A, SRP, WP, SEM)This workshop, conducted over three sequential quarters, exposes students to current academic work in constitutional law and theory and other areas of public law. Workshop sessions are devoted to the presentation and discussion of papers from outside speakers, at six to eight sessions to be conducted regularly throughout the academic year.Enrollment may be limited. This workshop may be taken for fulfillment of the Substantial Research Paper graduation requirement. Grading is based on a substantial paper (or two shorter papers) plus brief reaction papers on each of the workshop papers. As an alternative to writing a long paper, you may write two or more extended reaction papers (i.e., 10-12 pages) to the papers presented in the workshop. You have to get our approval in advance for this option. We encourage it if you find that you have a lot to say about some of the workshop papers. If you wish to receive Writing Project (WP) credit for this option, you must submit a draft of each of the two long response papers to us and satisfactorily incorporate our suggestions.
Winter 2017
Aziz Huq, Justin Driver