Many of us came to law school interested in how the law can advance justice, only to find ourselves disoriented by a first-year curriculum seemingly uninterested in and often hostile to these questions. This syllabus is a suggestion of readings organized around the 1L Curriculum aimed to challenge various assumptions underlying the law. Instead of the typical structure and content of core courses, which tend to obscure their significant implications for social justice, inequality, and democracy, this syllabus aims to clarify the stakes. We recommend forming reading groups with other students to discuss these texts or reading them on your own. We hope these materials may be the first steps in framing a longer, richer conversation.