This course will provide students with an opportunity for extensive engagement with foundational and newer scholarship in the areas of CRT and other law and identity-based literatures covering, among other subjects, gender, national origin, socioeconomic class, color, ethnicity, and sexuality. The goal of the course is threefold. First, students will be exposed to the origin stories and legacies of these scholarly movements in order to explore the possibilities for mobilizing legal discourse on behalf of positive social change. Second, the substance of the readings will also challenge law's complicity in condoning subordination. As such, students will work through readings addressing how law has been used to construct unfair arrangements along the multiple axes that form social identities--arrangements that continue to privilege some and disprivilege others within our society. Finally, engaging these materials should lead to an interrogation of important, but often unevenly defined/applied concepts within the law, such as: identity, justice, equality, fairness, objectivity/neutrality, truth, diversity, representation, sovereignty and meritocracy. Outside readers/moderators, including person's whose work will be discussed and other UCI faculty will be invited to participate. The course will be offered for 1 unit and will meet on seven selected dates throughout the semester. The course will require one short paper and grading is on a pass/fail basis only. Professor approval to enroll is required.