The Alchemy of Race and Rights Topics for Discussion

Patricia J. Williams
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What is Critical Legal Theory? What is Williams a critical legal theorist of?

What are Williams' defenses of the main thesis of Critical Legal Theory? Discuss two of them in detail.

What is Williams' critique of Critical Legal Theory? How is it tied to race?

On what grounds does Williams defend the use of legal rights?

What do you think of Williams' anecdotal and emotional style of argument? Is it effective? Do you find it annoying? Why or why not? What do you think of Williams's defense of her style?

What do you think of Williams' analogies between her own experience as a black woman and the experiences of women like Tawana Brawley? Are the analogies self-indulgent as the law reviews often suggest to her or are they appropriate?

Suppose that you were one of Williams' students listening to her lecture in the same manner as she...

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