Available Winter and Spring 2020
This course aims to create a critical dialogue about the role of law in structuring wealth inequality and its potential role in remedying such inequality.
Law and Social Movements
This course will critically examine the relationship between law and social movements, specifically engaging texts and materials that interrogate law’s role in both criminalizing and coopting social movements.
Dean Spade is an associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law. In 2002, he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit collective that provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color who are trans, intersex and/or gender non-conforming and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law (Duke University Press 2015). His video projects and writing are available at deanspade.net.