Categories: Public Interest Law Municipal and Local Government Real Estate, Land Use, and Community Law


Atuahene, Bernadette

Course Data

Room Meets online synchronously.
MTWRF 410-710 M
410-710 T
410-710 W
410-710 R
1200-300 F

Past Grade Distributions (Fall '22 and onward)
Fall 2022

Course Description

Since 2009, 1 in 3 Detroit homes have been subject to property tax foreclosure. More troubling, the City assessed the majority of Detroit homes at rates that violated the Michigan Constitution, placing the unprecedented number of property tax foreclosures in disrepute. The problem, however, goes beyond Detroit. Racialized property tax injustice is a national racial justice issue that our country has yet to confront. After our one week intensive course, students will be prepared to work collaboratively with the Coalition for Property Tax Justice ( to end racialized property tax inequity in Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee. This is a 3-credit course with an enrollment limit of 12 students.

Class sessions (synchronous online) are 9/7 through 9/14 only (including Sat. 9/10); thereafter students work on project paper, which will be due at the end of the semester.

Class session times:
4:10-7:10 pm: 9/7, 9/8, 9/12, 9/13, 9/14
Noon-3:00 pm: 9/9 (Fri)
9:00 am -2:30 pm: 9/10 (Sat)

Students may fulfill the Upper-Level Writing Requirement in this course.

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