Electronic Syllabi Bank (ESB)

During the past decade or so, courses on law, identity and in/equality have become an increasingly accepted part of legal education. These courses were introduced to help fill gaps in the law school curriculum that overlooked the issues or situations most pressing for traditionally subordinated communities within or beyond the United States. During this time, individual teachers have developed a rich diversity of approaches or combinations of materials to further these kinds of study. The syllabi presented below are a reflection of this rich diversity, and of the continuing efforts to build on the progress of the past decades.

The basic purpose of this Syllabi Bank is to promote effective teaching in these kinds of courses. The syllabi presented below enable new as well as veteran teachers to compare or contrast course designs in order to improve their own course materials and the classroom experience. In addition, this Syllabi Bank contains a rich treasure of informational resources on the various topics covered that students or other interested parties can use to do follow-up reading or research. Over time, we hope that users of this Syllabi Bank will contribute updated syllabi to make ongoing improvements in course design or course materials accessible to all.

Participation in the Syllabi Bank is completely voluntary. Once every year, we invite all interested parties to update existing syllabi, or submit new ones, in order to continue building this resource annually. In addition, we invite and welcome syllabi at any time during the year, and post new submissions periodically apart from the annual update. Through these ongoing efforts, the LatCrit community aims to support the efforts of individual teachers across-and beyond-the United States, and to aid the continuing development of critical outsider jurisprudence more generally.

For ease of use, the Syllabi Bank is organized by course name and teacher name . Thus, users can search for useful syllabi based on topic or by professor. We hope you find this Syllabi Bank useful, and encourage you to contribute one or more of your syllabi to help enrich this community resource.