This initiative focuses on curricular resources crafted by law school students and their professors to introduce The 1619 Project and spark frank conversations about the legacy of slavery in legal education. The aim of this collaborative work is to make the case for an interdisciplinary approach to legal studies that draws upon sobering histories, journalism, and public discourse, and creates better lawyers and a more just society. 

The 1619 Project Law School Initiative modules are designed to fill voids, enhance educational material, and inspire critical thinking especially about the historical insights and perspectives that are missing in our understanding of contemporary issues.

The 1619 Project Law School Initiative is a partnership of the Pulitzer Center, Howard University School of Law, and University of Miami School of Law. The initiative is also part of the Racial Justice Initiative by the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation and its Deans’ Circle.

 

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    The 1619 Project Law School Initiative partners explain the origins and impact of the collaborative project to draft law school resources inspired by The 1619 Project.

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    How are the ways we work and move a part of the legacy of slavery in the United States? Explore five modules about how capitalism, labor, and even American traffic are shaped by practices that...

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    Law and Politics

    Explore essays from The 1619 Project that challenge readers to think about how the history of slavery has been taught—and how contemporary legal discussions are linked to slavery.

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    Arts and Culture

    What do American art and music say about our society and the law? What do they say about what this country has become? Explore an article, photo essay, and poem to discuss the ways the institution of...

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    Public Health

    How is America’s health care system linked to the institution of slavery? Use this resource to discuss terms like “medical apartheid” and analyze the impact socialized health care systems might have...

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    Mass Incarceration

    Use this resource to explore the work of Bryan Stevenson, Michelle Alexander, and Dorothy Roberts on the subject of mass incarceration, and examine connections between slavery, Jim Crow, and mass...

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