Diversity issues are not restricted to specialized courses like Civil Rights, Feminist Jurisprudence, or Disability Law & Policy. They are present throughout the curriculum, including in foundational courses like Contracts and Civil Procedure. To assist students and faculty who want to explore these areas, the Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity (now the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee) requested a list of readings to highlight how issues of race, class, sex, and sexuality can arise in traditional first-year courses.
Separate pages in this guide address different courses, such as Civil Procedure and Torts. See the navigation bar on the left.
Many articles will be available in several places
None of these lists is comprehensive. If you would like to suggest another reading, please send a note to whisner [at] uw.edu.
Photo: course reserve shelves, showing textbooks for variety of courses
The Law Stories series provides context for and commentary on cases (and other developments) often studied in law school courses. Most contributors are law professors.
Volumes specifically addressing topics related to diversity are listed here. But almost any volume—whether Corporate Law Stories or Civil Procedure Stories—will have at least some chapters that explore how the law affects race, sex, class, sexual identity, or religion.