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208.8 sec. 1 - Foundation Seminar in the Sociology of Law (Spring 2014)

Instructor: Catherine Albiston  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: Th 2:10-5:00
Meeting Location: 2240 Piedmont

Course Start: January 09, 2014
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49523

The sociology of law treats law as a social institution. In contrast to legal formalist approaches that assume the impartiality and autonomy of law, or jurisprudential approaches that examine the morality of law, sociological studies of law examine the relation of legal institutions and actors to social structure. This seminar will cover classic and contemporary works that address the capacity of law to produce social change; the relation of law to inequality; the social construction of disputes and dispute resolution; organizations and law; legal pluralism; legal consciousness; and social movements and law. Graduate students in all disciplines are welcome.

This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Law and Society
Public Law and Policy

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First Assignment
First Assignment

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A reader will be used in this class.

Required Books are in blue

  • Rights at work
    Michael W. McCann
    Publisher: Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1994.
    ISBN: 9780226555720
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $58.41
    Price Source: bookbyte
  • The hollow hope
    Gerald N. Rosenberg
    Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
    ISBN: 9780226726717
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 27.11
    Price Source: textbookx

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