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LSJ 380 A: Contemporary Issues In Comparative Legal Institutions

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
SAV 260
SLN: 
21998
Joint Sections: 
POL S 334 A
Instructor: 
Megan M Francis

Syllabus Description:

This course will examine the intersection of race, surveillance, and the law. Over the past two decades, advances in technology have raised important questions about the legality of new techniques utilized by the government to track individuals. In particular, surveillance of the Black Lives Matter movement and of Muslim and Arab communities has raised complicated issues surrounding race. Topics that will be covered in this course include: drone surveillance, stingray technology, DNA, car tracking, and cell phone tracking. 

 

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)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
September 9, 2017 - 9:14pm
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