Restorative Justice

Class Information Spring 2022

  • 3 units
  • Class No.: 42255
  • Meets: Wed
  • Time: 10:20 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 201
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  • Course Description
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Margaret M. Russell

Associate Professor of Law

Restorative Justice

Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law Certificate (List C)

Course Description:

This seminar will provide an introduction to the theory and practices of restorative justice, a centuries-old approach to dispute resolution that emphasizes repairing harms by bringing together victims, offenders, their respective communities, and other stakeholders in a common quest for truth, healing and reconciliation. In recent years, restorative justice has emerged as a prominent alternative intersecting with the legal systems domestically and internationally. Restorative justice programs exist in prisons, courts, schools, and many other settings. Students will learn the theory and practical skills of restorative justice in both real-world contexts and through in-class exercises.  Active preparation for and engagement in the weekly sessions are essential. A course project and final paper are required. 

Class Notes:

This seminar will provide an introduction to the theory and practices of restorative justice, a centuries-old approach to dispute resolution that emphasizes repairing harms by bringing together victims, offenders, their respective communities, and other stakeholders in a common quest for truth, healing and reconciliation. In recent years, restorative justice has emerged as a prominent alternative intersecting with the legal systems domestically and internationally. Restorative justice programs exist in prisons, courts, schools, and many other settings. Students will learn the theory and practical skills of restorative justice in both real-world contexts and through in-class exercises.  Active preparation for and engagement in the weekly sessions are essential. A course project and final paper are required. 

Please note that there are required sessions on two Saturdays to allow time for restorative justice training and presentation of final projects:
January 22 from 10 am to 4 pm (training)
April 23 from 10 am to 4 pm