Law and Society

Fall 2007

Syllabus

 

Week

Topic 

1-2

The Origins and Context of American Law

An Introduction to American Law: Defining "Law"

The Foundations of American Law

3-4

The Institutions of the American Legal System

The Structure of and Participants in the American Court System

The Function of American Courts

5-6

Legislatures and Law-Making

Chief Executives, Regulatory Agencies, Administrative Agencies, and Lawmaking

Law Enforcement Personnel and Lawmaking

7-8-9

How does society shape our society?

Law, Race, and Ethnicity

Law and Gender

Law and Class

10-12

Law and Medicine

Law and Corporations

13-15

Thinking Globally

Law in Different Cultures: Comparative Legal Systems

Globalization and Law

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