Your task with this semester project is to research a social
issue and determine whether the courts have weighed in on this issue. If they
have, you should then explore whether the case generated significant social,
legal, political and/or economic change. You should then explain how and why
(based on academic resources, your own opinion, or, ideally, both).
Your analysis should include a discussion of court cases.
When you discuss the case(s), please provide a brief summary of the case and an
explanation of why and how the case has (or has not) created social change. You
should also spend some time predicting the potential for the decision of the
court to galvanize meaningful, long-lasting social change.
You should also rely on academic sources for an analysis of
the cases and the social issue. When considering these academic sources, please
avoid simple summary of the findings of others. Instead, critically analyze
those opinions and ideas in the context of your own thesis.