This seminar examines legal and policy responses to contemporary questions of racial, ethnic, and class inequality. The theme this year is economic inequality. The course will explore this theme with a particular focus on employment, housing, and the relationship between criminal justice policy and inequality. The course is interdisciplinary, examining case law, legal writings, as well as social science research. Students will be asked to write at least three response papers during the semester, and a 15-20 page final paper. Students may also arrange to receive major writing credit.