Civil Rights: Latinos and the Law addresses legal norms and events that have shaped — and been shaped by — the experience of LatinX people in the United States. On the heels of conquest, colonization, and immigration, the LatinX community has consistently turned to law and legal processes, as well as activism and the arts. This course will explore historical and current legal and public policy concerns in such areas as lawyering, policing, immigration, education, land rights, voting, labor, employment, and health law. The course will involve traditional (a Casebook with excerpts from published opinions and historical sources) and non-traditional (music, film, art, poetry) materials, through which students will confront invisibility, resistance, assimilation, identity-formation, cross-racial alliances (and tensions), gender, indigeneity, Blackness, and the legacies of colonization and slavery.