Adjunct Assistant Professor Muriel Beth Hopkins
US Legal History
B-116 Tribble Hall;
B.A. Wake Forest University 1973
J.D. Marshall-Wythe School of Law 1977
Wake Forest University. Senior Lecturer (2007-present); Adjunct Associate Professor 2001-2007; Visiting Lecturer (1999-2001)
Wake Forest University. Director of Outreach (2010-present)
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- HST 358 Race and the Courts
This course examines the impact of state and federal court cases upon the evolution of race relations in the U.S. Beginning with Dred Scott, the historical context of each case is placed in juxtaposition to the social and political realities for the given time periods. Case law, scholarly articles, as well as the Supreme Court Digest provide a foundation for analyzing government intervention, inaction, and creative interpretation.