Pedagogy of the Suppressed: A Class on Race and the Death Penalty


A generation ago, Duncan Kennedy examined the myriad structures through which American law schools train students to take up elite roles in society. Within these structures, leftist analyses of social and political dynamics play a marginal role. Nearly a quarter century after the publication of Legal Education and the Reproduction of Hierarchy, the curricular structures Kennedy critiqued remain entrenched.

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