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217.2 sec. 1 - Sociology of Law & Organizations (Fall 2011)
Instructor: Calvin Morrill (view instructor's profile)
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Meeting Time: W 10:00-12:40
Meeting Location: 2240 Piedmont
Course Start: August 24, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49556
This seminar explores the burgeoning literature in law and organizations, mostly in sociology but also in law, political science, economics, and other fields. We will begin with an overview of theoretical perspectives on organizations and then move on to topics such as: the regulation of organizations and organizational compliance in public, private, and non-profit fields; the role of lawyers, organizational professionals, and front-line workers in interpreting and mediating law; the role of lawyers and front-line workers in inter-organizational relations; how social movements, organizations, and markets figure in institutional change; rights mobilization within and around organizations; the interplay of courts and organizational practices; the organizational structuring of social inequalities; intra- and inter-organizational conflict and legal cultures; new forms of law that emphasize organizational self-governance; and the role of organizations in the development of transnational law and global governance. Through core and supplementary readings coupled with weekly discussions, the course provides an opportunity for students to refine and extend their thinking on a series of important and controversial topics in the contemporary law and organizations literature.
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