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209.51 sec. 1 - Social Scientific Foundations of the Interdisciplinary Study of Law (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Robert D. Cooter  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3.0
Meeting Time: M 8:00-10:40
Meeting Location: 2240 Piedmont

Course Start: August 25, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49544


Topics will include interdisciplinary approaches to the division of labor; discrimination; social classes, rationality; values, attitudes, and preferences; democracy. The class will stress the application of fundamental theories in social science to the law. Each class will cover readings from at least two of five disciplines (economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology), and all five disciplines will be discussed eventually. For most classes, Professor Cooter will ask another professor from one of these disciplines to participate.

Exam Notes: P+
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
General Courses
Legal Theory and History

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