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208.8 sec. 001 - Foundation Seminar in the Sociology of Law (Spring 2024)

Instructor: Catherine R Albiston  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


M 2:10 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 2240 Piedmont 102
From January 08, 2024
To April 23, 2024

Course Start: January 08, 2024
Course End: April 23, 2024
Class Number: 32765

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 07/16 11:56 PM

This course is a general introduction to the sociology of law intended for graduate students in all disciplines. The field of sociology of law examines how law relates to social structure, social inequality, and broad changes in society. Scholars in this field study how law constitutes the major categories of social life and structures social behavior. Research in this area focuses on law as it is embedded within social context as a social institution rather than as an authoritative text. This foundation seminar will cover classic and contemporary works that address law, rights and social change; law, inequality and power; the social construction of disputes and dispute resolution; organizations and law; the legal profession; and social movements and law. Doctoral students in the JSP program who plan to take the sociology of law field exam should take this course in preparation.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Race and Law Requirement.

The Race and Law Requirement applies to the class of 2026 and beyond.

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Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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