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Notes for "The Duty of the Living"

Here are the notes for "The Duty of the Living."


Mauritius Reagal -- He has milk chocolate skin and brown eyes. His nappy hair is worn in short spirals, with a fuzz of mustache and beard. Dark in his youth, his hair is starting to go gray and recede on top. He wears glasses. His heritage is African-American. He speaks English and French. He is 55 in 2015.
Mauritius attended Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He earned a Bachelor of Science Individualized Major focusing on Diversity Studies, which he pieced together from several minors, with the intent of developing a comprehensive grasp of difference and commonality in human relations. He also minored in Public Law. He went on to get a Juris Doctor with Emphasis in Criminal Justice plus a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. Finally he got a Master of Laws degree and a Community Processes (Community Facilitation track) Graduate Certificate at the same school. He has practiced law (for about 20 years) and served as a judge (for about 10 years) with an interest in cases about diversity, equality, and civil rights. He has a stronger foundation in this regard than most lawyers or judges, because he emphasized the diversity part first and then picked up the legal expertise.
Currently Mauritius lives in Bluehill, Missouri although he has practiced across much of the state.
Qualities: Master (+6) Emotional Intelligence, Expert (+4) Diversity Studies, Expert (+4) Judge, Good (+2) Collector of Cultural Memorabilia, Good (+2) Honorable, Good (+2) Stamina

(4 years, 18-21)
Bachelor of Science Individualized Major (Diversity Studies)
at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri

Major requirements (45 hours)
1. Major of not less than 45 hours with not less than 15 hours of upper division credit. The approved program must include a Public Affairs Capstone Experience (minimum of 3 hours) that will be approved by the faculty advisory committee.
2. Senior Integrating Experience: IDS 499(0).
University level requirements:
1. General Education Program and Requirements
2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Diversity Studies Minor (21 credits toward major)
1. Introduction to Diversity: SWK 219(3).
2. Three courses from the following six content areas with three different course codes to total nine hours:
a. Race and Ethnicity: SOC 336(3).
b. Culture: ANT 303(3).
c. Gender and Sexuality: GST 170(3).
d. Religion: REL 390.
e. Communication: ANT 306(3).
f. Aging and Disability: DAS 100(3).
3. Six additional hours from:
a. Race and Ethnicity: CRM 415(3).
c. Gender and Sexuality: CRM 410(3)
4. Engaged Learning. An integrated service learning course from the above, or a service learning component of one of the above courses, or a study away course.

For his Engaged Learning, Mauritius took a 2-month Get a Life tour of Africa with a week in each of 8 countries: Egypt, Kenya, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, and Morocco.

SWK 219 Human Diversity
General Education Course (Focus on Cultural Competence).
Content and skill development pertinent to working with diverse racial, cultural, ethnic, and other populations such as persons with physical disabilities and mental illnesses. This course is designed primarily to inform and sensitize individuals for effective interventions within a heterogeneous society. A grade of "C" or better is required for admission to the BSW program.

SOC 336 Race and Ethnicity
This course explores the social construction of race and ethnicity. Issues of differential power between racial and ethnic groups and the economic, political, and social structures which are utilized to maintain these power differences are identified. Social movements and social policies designed to address social inequality, prejudice and discrimination are also examined.

ANT 303 Cultural Anthropology
The comparative study of human society and culture, focusing on theories of culture and cultural institutions and ethnographic and cross-cultural methods of research.

GST 170 Sex, Gender, and Self
An introduction to Gender Studies that explores the influence that ideas about sex, gender, and gender roles have on women and men, both as individuals and as social beings. Using new research on gender in many disciplines, it examines representations of male and female experiences, and historical and social constructions of women's and men's roles.

REL 390 Religion in Society
Examines the relationship between religion and its social context. Students will explore the social nature of individual religious institutions. The relationship between religion and modernity will be studied. The course will pay special attention to the role of religion in American society, as well as the religious dimensions of class, gender, region, and race/ethnicity. Identical with SOC 390. Cannot receive credit for both REL 390 and SOC 390.

ANT 306 Linguistic Anthropology
This course is an introduction to the field of linguistic anthropology, with special emphasis on language as a basic component of human culture. Subjects include the humanness of language, the study of linguistic structure, description and analysis of languages, origins of human speech, the history of languages and writing, the use of language in social relations, and the relationship among language, thought, and culture.

DAS 100 Introduction to Disability Studies
This course provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the many dimensions of Disability Studies, including the history, social, cultural, political, legal, and economic perspectives on disability in American society.

CRM 415 Difference and Diversity in Criminology
Prerequisite: CRM 210 and CRM 250 and CRM 260 and CRM 270.
Students will examine how identities, such as race, class, and gender, impact criminal offending, victimization, and professionalism in the criminal justice system. Students will be encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of cultural competency and will conduct academic research in an effort to develop an understanding of the social and criminal justice related factors that create challenges to achieving cultural diversity and the ethical treatment of diverse groups.
Credit hours 3 Lecture contact hours 3

CRM 410 Women in Criminal Justice
Prerequisite: CRM 210 or permission of instructor.
Using theoretical guidance, students will explore the way that women's roles in the justice system - as offenders, victims, citizens, and workers - reflect their position in the wider society. Students will develop an understanding of theories explaining female offending and how the criminal justice system responds to illegal acts committed by women and girls as well as women's victimization and the criminal justice system response to their victimization. Students will examine the experiences of women working within the criminal justice system.
Credit hours 3 Lecture contact hours 3

African and African American Studies Minor Requirements (15 credits toward major)
1. AAS 100(3).
2. 15 hours from the following areas with at least three hours from each area:
a. Historical Foundations: HST 338(3).
b. Pan-African Background and Perspectives: HST 339(3).
c. Arts and Humanities: ART 273(3).
d. Politics and Society: HST 531(3).
3. Attain a minimum GPA of 2.50 in all courses counted toward the minor.

AAS 100 Introduction to African American Studies
General Education Course (Focus on Humanities).
The course provides a multidisciplinary introduction of the many dimensions of the African American experience, including the African heritage and diaspora, slavery and freedom, African American artistic and literary expression, and the problem of racism in American society.

HST 338 Sources and Methods in African History
This course deals with knowledge generation, production, and dissemination about Africa and its peoples. It traces the origin, progress, and current state of scholarship on Africa and about Africans. It is about writing and understanding Africa and its history. It examines the kind of history that has been written about events in Africa. In other words, it is concerned with the study of and nature of history in Africa. Given this basic disposition, the course is a reflection on history in Africa as a discipline and the problems involved in the writing of African history globally.

HST 339 Africa and the Wider World
Recommended Prerequisite: HST 103 or HST 104 or HST 121 or AAS 100. This course traces the history of Africa from the slave trade to independence. The course is thematically organized to capture developments across the different regions in the continent; and offers critical insights into the place of Africa in world history, especially in relations to and with global developments. As a survey course, the course offers insights into the different regions, paying particular attention to cultural, economic and political changes.

ART 273 Survey of the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
General Education Course (Focus on Humanities).
A survey of the art and architecture produced by the cultures of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

HST 531 African American Leaders and Movements
Prerequisite: 50 hours.
Study of African American leaders and movements in the United States, with emphasis on the period since World War II. May be taught concurrently with HST 631. Cannot receive credit for both HST 631 and HST 531.

(extra 9 credits)
HST 509 Indian History
Prerequisite: 50 hours.
History of Indian/White relations, federal Indian policy, and Indian accommodation to European introductions and eventual American dominance from the beginning of contact with Europeans to the present. May be taught concurrently with HST 609. Cannot receive credit for both HST 609 and HST 509.

OZK 150 Introduction to Ozarks Studies
This course provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the study of the Ozarks region and its inhabitants, including Ozarks history and geography, regional folk culture and traditions, and current issues.

HST 375 The Ozarks in American History
Recommended Prerequisite: HST 121 or 122. The Ozarks as an historic American region. Historical geography of the Ozarks. The Old Ozarks Frontier; the Modern Ozarks; the Cosmopolitan Ozarks; the New Ozarks Frontier. Relation of the Ozarks to major themes in U.S. History.


Minor(s) Public Law
at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Social Work
1. PLS 101(3); PLS 419(3) or CRM 260(3); PLS 515(3), 517(3), 520(3).
2. Additional six hours from the following to total at least 21 hours: CRM 210(3), CRM 260(3), HST 517(3), LAW 231(3), LAW 531(3), PHI 340(3), PLS 419(3), PLS 493(1-3), PLS 567(3), PSY 320(3), SOC 380(3).
Note: No more than six hours taken for the BA or BS Political Science major may be counted on the Public Law minor.

PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship
General Education Course (Focus on Constitutions of U.S.
and Missouri and American History and Institutions). MOTR number POSC 101 - American Government. This course familiarizes students with the institutions and constitutional framework of the United States and Missouri. The course emphasis is on the values, rights, and responsibilities that shape the public decision making of active and informed citizens and influence contemporary public affairs in a democratic society.

CRM 260 Criminal Law and the Courts
This course examines the basic principles, processes, and structures found in adult criminal courts in the United States and Missouri. The course also examines the nature and development of criminal law from the Common Law to its current state nationwide, with an emphasis on current Missouri criminal law.

PLS 515 Constitutional Law I: Powers and Constraints
Prerequisite: PLS 101.
Recommended Prerequisite: 50 hours. This course examines the powers and limitations of the United States government, including: the institutional authority of the legislative, executive, and judicial departments; separation of powers; federalism; the commerce power, taxing and spending authority, and economic liberties. A careful study of U.S. Supreme court decisions is emphasized, with particular focus on the political, moral, and social impact these decisions have had on life in America.

PLS 517 Constitutional Law II: Liberties and Rights
Prerequisite: PLS 101.
Recommended Prerequisite: 50 hours. This course examines the civil liberties of individuals and groups, with focus on church-state relations, religious liberty, freedom of speech, and the right to privacy. A careful study of U.S. Supreme Court decisions is emphasized, with particular focus on the political, moral, and social impact these decisions have had on life in America.

PLS 520 The U.S. Constitution and Equality
This course helps develop skills necessary for cultural competence in that our primary purpose is to consider the meaning of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Specifically, our focus will be on constitutional protection against discrimination based on race, gender, and sexual orientation. This will occur through a careful study of U.S. Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Fourteenth Amendment and secondary sources on same.

PHI 340 Philosophy of Law
This course is an introduction to the philosophy of law through a study of some of its major issues. Questions to be considered in the course may include "Is an unjust law no law at all?," "How robust is our obligation to follow the law, and what grounds that obligation?," "What is the purpose of law?," "Do we have natural rights?," "Is paternalism justified?," and "How do we justify legal punishment?"

PLS 419 The Judicial Process
Prerequisite: PLS 101.
Sources and nature of law; historical, sociological and philosophical approaches to legal theory. Role of the judiciary as an aspect of the study of political behavior; policy significance and consequences of what judges do and how they do it. Illustrated by case study in selected areas of American constitutional law.


(3 years, 22-24)
Juris Doctor with Emphasis in Criminal Justice
at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri

The Criminal Justice Concentration is designed for two groups of students: those who are considering beginning their legal careers as prosecutors or criminal defense counsel and those who may not have an express interest in criminal practice, but who are nonetheless seeking a course of study structured to provide training in the range of skills necessary to the practice of law in most substantive areas – particularly including legal analysis, factual investigation, counseling, negotiation and the persuasive arts employed in written and oral advocacy.
Additional details and a list of courses satisfying the Criminal Justice Concentration requirements are available from the School of Law here.
Degree Requirements
Required Courses 20-21
LAW 5477 Criminal Justice Administration 3
LAW 5035 Criminal Law 4
LAW 5240 Criminal Procedure 3
LAW 5260 Evidence 4
LAW 5280 Professional Responsibility 3
LAW 5925 Trial Practice 3-4
Electives:
Select 3 courses totaling at least 6 credits from groups A, B and C, including at least 2 credits from A and C:
Group A: Courses on Post-Conviction Process
LAW 5723 The Law and Practice of Criminal Sentencing 1-4
LAW 5313 Collateral Consequences of Sentencing 2-3
Group B. Substantive Law Courses with Criminal Components
LAW 5410 Children and the Law 2-3
LAW 5415 Constitutional and Civil Rights Litigation 2-3
Group C. Courses Relating to Specialized, Skills-Related Aspects of Criminal Pretrial, Trial or Appellate Practice
LAW 5325 Advanced Trial Practice 1-3
LAW 5420 Client Interviewing and Counseling 1-3
Capstone:
A capstone experience consisting of either a live-client clinic or a course employing complex simulation exercises.
LAW 5632 Innocence Project Clinic 3-4


Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution
MU Certificate in Dispute Resolution
at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri
Clients and society today need and expect much more than traditional advocacy from their lawyers. Modern lawyers need to be able to address legal problems in ways that accommodate a variety of needs, goals and values, in addition to vindicating legal rights. As a result, today's lawyer must have the knowledge, skills and perspectives not only to advocate in the courtroom, but to participate in such processes as client counseling, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and creative problem-solving.
The MU Certificate in Dispute Resolution is designed to foster such learning in students by providing the opportunity to work with some of the nation's leading dispute resolution scholars and practitioners. The MU School of Law has been ranked No. 1 in dispute resolution by U.S. News and World Report since 1999, and has more full-time faculty specializing in dispute resolution than any other law school.
This certificate program will give students an advantage in addressing the complex challenges of today's legal environment.
Requirements
To receive a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the MU School of Law, a J.D. student must take at least 12 credit hours of dispute resolution courses approved by the Law School. Eight of those credit hours are required core program courses and provide students with a basic understanding of the theory, skills and practice of dispute resolution. Students must take at least 2 additional elective courses from among the courses approved for the Certificate program.
Core Courses
LAW 5095 Lawyering: Problem Solving and Dispute Resolution 2
LAW 5810 Negotiation 3
Skills courses (select one)
LAW 5765 Mediation 3
Elective Courses (select two)
LAW 5485 Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution 2
LAW 5537 Emotional Intelligence in Law 3


(1 year, 25)
Master of Laws Graduation Requirements
at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri

The University will confer the Master of Laws degree upon students who successfully complete all graduation requirements and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A=4.0) for all graduate courses taken at MU. Students must complete 24 credit hours to receive the LL.M. degree. The credit hours for the courses listed below are in parentheses. The curriculum is subject to change from year to year.
The faculty advisor for all LL.M. students is Prof. Paul Ladehoff, Director of the LL.M. Program. Students should consult him about any questions regarding their program or courses, as well as graduation requirements.
The current curricular requirements and a current schedule for the on-campus program are in the Curriculum section of this website. For the online program, visit Mizzou Online. Please note: The curriculum and graduation requirements are subject to change.
LL.M. in American Law
Required Courses
 Introduction to U.S. Law (2)
 Legal Research & Writing (2)
 Professional Responsibility (2)
Electives
Each student will be able to choose 18 credit hours in electives according to his/her interests and statement of purpose for enrolling in the LL.M. in American Law program.
LL.M. in Dispute Resolution On-Campus
Required Courses
 Dispute System Design (3)
 A non-binding method course (3)
Negotiation
 An arbitration course (3)
Arbitration
Electives
Each student will be able to choose 15 credit hours in electives according to his/her interests and statement of purpose for enrolling in the LL.M. in Dispute Resolution program. No more than nine (9) credits may be counted toward the LL.M. degree for any combination of Practicum, Externship, and Independent Study courses.

Race and Restitutions (T-American)
Superpowers and the Law (T-American)

An optional academic track would require students to develop and present a substantial research paper on a current topic in dispute resolution. This independent research would be supervised by a faculty member for a minimum of 3 credit hours.

(Mauritius researched the history of race relations and which interventions failed or succeeded over the long term, with an eye toward identifying things the court system should discourage or encourage in pursuit of a healthy society. He found that voluntary programs such as Sankofa Club and diverse housing projects created much closer ties than forced programs such as transporting children long distances to mix student bodies, but success depended a lot on teaching diversity skills, not just awareness or proximity.)
LL.M. Independent Study (1-3):
Substantial research project on selected topic of choice. Click on the course name for additional information about independent study.

(Mauritius did his practicum on resolving interracial disputes, primarily between ethnic groups, but one example involved an argument over whether crayon soups counted as people of color.)
Practicum on Dispute Resolution Training and Education (1-2):
(for work over the entire year) Structured training experience through participation in activities such as: the first-year dispute resolution curriculum project; service as judges in J.D. student competitions, such as negotiation and client counseling; and assignment to appropriate upper division courses to assist with development of dispute resolution modules. Click on the course name for additional information about the practicum.

Theory & Practice of Theatre of the Oppressed (3):
Theory and practice of Augusto Boal's liberatory interactive theatre process, including application of techniques to specific social issues. Prerequisite: instructor's consent. (cross-listed as Theatre 4240 and Peace Studies 4840/7840). Note: This course is only offered in odd-numbered years.


Community Processes Graduate Certificate
at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri

The graduate certificate in Community Processes offers graduate students and professionals a unique opportunity to develop expertise in how spatial and relational communities form and function in today’s society. A vital part of the certificate is working in community facilitation processes or community analytical processes.
The certificate is available to graduate students and professionals:
 Graduate students seeking certification in addition to their degree program
 Professionals with at least a bachelor’s degree seeking a stand-alone graduate certificate for additional professional certification
The Community Processes certificate is offered jointly by the Agricultural and Applied Economics program, Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and the School of Law.
Program Study Areas and Requirements
To earn the Community Processes certificate, students must begin and complete the certificate program in 3 years. Students specialize by choosing the Community Facilitation track or Analytical Processes track. Course requirements vary by track. Credit hour requirements are the following.
 Total credit hours: 12
 Six credits may double count toward your degree program.
 With the director’s approval, in lieu of 6 credits from their degree program, students may use 3 credits from their degree program and transfer 3 credits from another institution. Transferred credits must correspond directly to the MU graduate certificate program course requirements.
Community Processes graduate certificate

Community Facilitation Track
Through the Community Facilitation track, students learn skills for working with groups and communities.
To earn the certificate, students must complete one required course, choose from one basic course within the Community Facilitation track and select two courses in the basic or supporting courses lists of either the Community Facilitation track or Analytical Processes for Communities track.
Required Course
RS 7325 American Community Studies (campus and online) 3
Basic Courses (choose at least one)
RS 7341 Building Communities from the Grass Roots (1-week intensive) 3
Supporting Courses
RS 7342 Empowering Communities for the Future (1-week intensive) 3
RS 7343 Creating Capacity for Dynamic Communities (1-week intensive) 3
PA 8150 Collaborative Governance (campus and online) 3

RU_SOC 7325: American Community Studies
(cross-leveled with RU_SOC 4325). An introduction to the study of American communities. The course starts with community theories and then focuses on a wide variety of historic and contemporary community studies such as Plainville, Middletown, Sidewalk and others. Seminar format.
Credit Hours: 3

RU_SOC 7341: Building Communities from the Grassroots
(cross-leveled with RU_SOC 4341). Introduction and application of basic community development concepts, methods and practical skills for involving and empowering local citizens and leaders effectively in community-based efforts regardless of the issue.
Credit Hours: 3

RU_SOC 7342: Empowering Communities for the Future
(cross-leveled with RU_SOC 7342). Focuses on the professional practice and applications of community-based development including participatory action research, community economic development, organizational development, use of technology, citizen education and integration of practice. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3

RU_SOC 7343: Creating Capacity for Dynamic Communities
(cross-leveled with RU_SOC 4343). Addresses community and citizen power; large group intervention processes for change; facilitating small group process; community organizing; community sustainability, dealing with poverty and disenfranchisement; community conflict resolution; ethics; and integration into practice. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3

PUB_AF 8150: Collaborative Governance

Political, economic, and social context of government and public service; examines theories and models of collaborative governance and implications for policy-making, public management, and public service delivery. Graded on A-F basis only.
Credit Hours: 3

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"The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them."
-- Lois McMaster Bujold

Missouri Bluehill Courtroom Floor Plan
The bench connects to the judge office with a private bathroom. The door between the jury box and the witness stand connects to a jury room, a quiet room, and a private bathroom. Carl Bernhardt and his legal team have the upper two attorney tables. The victims and their legal team have the lower four tables.

A Chinese suit has an upright Mandarin collar and a long row of buttons so it can close completely. It tends to be tailored for a slim fit and may have embroidery of Chinese motifs like the black-on-black dragon that Turq has.

Terminology of horsewear is imprecise. Barding is the one I have heard most often for horse coverings; it can also mean horse armor. Caparison generally means decorations on a horse, up to and including a full cover. Trapping also refers to decorations, but usually with less coverage, and can means smaller things like fringed reins. See pictures labeled trappings and bardings. Learn how to make caparisons.

Barding is the textile covering the horse in a tournament, parade or ceremony. Originally designed to help protect the horse from arrows, by the 14th C. they became another means of display along with banners and surcoats. Less likely to bear the coat of arms of the horse's rider, they were used to decorate the horse and provide an opulent display.

Most modern covers are too short for modesty, but a few are longer, especially those meant for horse shows. These tend to be much cheaper than barding replicas. Read about how to choose horse covers.

Note that when horses have the choice to wear a cover, ALL of them seem to want that in nasty weather, although the exact threshold varies slightly from one horse to another. Even though they can't make or put on clothes, they can understand the advantages of dressing for the weather and will request it accordingly.

PTSD can be contagious. Know the symptoms and how to reduce the risks.

13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865)

In T-America, Mamie Till-Mobley is still alive in 2015 at age 93. Emmett's murderers, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, were initially acquitted, but then retried and convicted after they confessed to the crimes, with additional penalties for committing perjury.

Terramagne-America is more aware of decision fatigue compared to here. In this case, the courthouse supplies healthy snacks to help people cope with challenges.

Foods that boost mood include:
green tea, coffee, kefir, water
boiled eggs, lox
mixed nuts, nut butter with celery or crackers
avocados, bananas, oranges, raspberries
chocolate
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