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LSJ 380 A: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Legal Institutions

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
SWS 032
SLN: 
16264
Joint Sections: 
POL S 334 A
Instructor: 
Lawrence J. Cushnie

Syllabus Description:

This course explores political power through the activism and the protest which contests the meaning of law and help to shape its future. Law, as a construction of society, faces constant opposition and periods of elevated resistance in specific subject areas. These areas include: abolitionism, workers’ rights, women’s suffrage, civil rights, the student and anti-war movement, the American Indian movement, and environmentalism. Each of these important socio-legal movements creates the subject for our discussions. We focus upon the legal and political theorists and activists who challenged these laws, as well as the text of speeches and platforms which altered understandings of political power forever.  

Catalog Description: 
Covers theoretical, empirical, and comparative aspects of such topics as socio-legal concepts, justice, legal policies, and the institutions of law.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 18, 2019 - 9:03pm
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