601:778. LAW AND THE HOLOCAUST (3) WI
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Consideration of the implications of the Holocaust for law and legal theory. Topics to be discussed include philosophical issues (natural law, positivism, and whether the Holocaust was a "legal" or "illegal" phenomenon); practical differences between racial statutes, including the Nuremberg Laws, South African apartheid, and the American Jim Crow statutes; and reparations for the Holocaust and other large-scale human rights abuses. The course will begin with approximately 4-6 weeks of background readings, with the remainder of the class being devoted to student presentations culminating in an original research paper.