LSJ 363 A: Law in Society

Spring 2024
Meeting:
TTh 11:30am - 12:50pm / HCK 132
SLN:
16584
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
POL S 363 A
Instructor:
Jonathan C Beck
LSJ CORE COURSE.
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

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Instructor: Jonathan Beck
Office hours: Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-10:30
Office: Gowen 025
E-mail: jcbeck@uw.edu

Lectures: TTh from 11:30-12:50 in HCK 132

Teaching Assistants:

Meagan Carmack (mcarmack@uw.edu

Cameron Yonan (cmyonan@uw.edu

Course Overview

What is law? Where do we find law? How does law matter? This class explores these fundamental questions about the roles that law plays in organizing contemporary social and political life. We will consider various ways of understanding how law shapes and enables social interaction and disputing, how law constructs (racial, gender, class, sexual) differences among people and their social status, and how law mediates, enforces, and at times alters hierarchical power relationships.  In the process, we will explore how we are all legal actors as well as legal subjects, if unequally so.

Catalog Description:
Inquiry into how law matters in social practice. Examines general theories of law, the workings of legal institutions, and the character of legally constituted practices and relationships in diverse terrains of social life. Offered: jointly with POL S 363.
GE Requirements Met:
Social Sciences (SSc)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
July 17, 2024 - 4:41 pm