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Legal History


Faculty Research

Serena Mayeri Uncovers Connections Between Race, Sex in U.S. Antidiscrimination Law

Serena Mayeri’s scholarship focuses on the historical impact of progressive and conservative social movements on legal and constitutional change. She is the author of Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution. 

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Sample Penn Law Courses

More Courses at Penn

Take up to four classes within the University as part of your JD .  Courses recently taken by Penn Law students include:

  • Topics in American History (Department of History, School of Arts & Sciences)
  • Race, Nation, Empire (Department of Anthropology, School of Arts & Sciences)
  • 20th Century Afro-American Historiography (Department of History, School of Arts & Sciences)
  • Proseminar in Urban Studies (Department of History, School of Arts & Sciences)
  • Colloquium in the History of Law and Social Policy (Department of History, School of Arts & Sciences)

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