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224.7 sec. 1 - Social Movements & Law Workshop (Spring 2014)

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

Course Start: January 07, 2014
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49601

Since Brown v. Board of Education scholars have been interested in understanding how social movements mobilize law to bring about social change. A rich body of empirical scholarship in sociology, political science, and law and society examines whether legal rights can bring about meaningful social change, the limitations of courts and litigation for producing social change, the effects (both positive and negative) of litigation strategies on social movements themselves, the many ways in which social movements mobilize law, the conditions under which litigation strategies bring about change, and how law can provide symbolic frames and resources for producing oppositional consciousness and shaping identities. This course will examine this body of literature, focusing on concepts from both legal theory and sociology regarding law and social change.

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
Social Justice and Public Interest

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  • Policing dissent
    Luis A. Fernandez
    Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2008.
    ISBN: 9780813542157
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $27.19
    Price Source: ecampus
  • Political process and the development of Black insurgency, 1930-1970
    Doug McAdam
    Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
    ISBN: 9780226555539
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 30.38
    Price Source: textbookx
  • 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 Lost Promise of Civil Rights
    Risa L. Goluboff,
    Publisher: Harvard University Press
    ISBN: 9780674034693
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 18.87
    Price Source: amazon

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