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225.1 sec. 001 - Law and Politics Foundation Seminar (Fall 2024)

Instructor: Rebecca S Goldstein  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


W 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
Location: 2240 Piedmont 102
From August 21, 2024
To November 20, 2024

Course Start: August 21, 2024
Course End: November 20, 2024
Class Number: 32547

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 6
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 07/19 08:57 PM

This graduate seminar provides an introduction to the study of law and politics. We will focus in particular on how law and politics are interrelated and influence one another. Topics covered will include political institutions (Congress, the presidency, bureaucracy, and courts), political dynamics (public opinion, polarization, interest group dynamics), and the policymaking process.

For doctoral students, the course is designed to provide an overview of a number of meaty, important research questions and familiarize you with a range of research methods. This is a chance to uncover approaches and questions that echo your own interests and predilections. For law students, this course offers a chance to zoom out from case law to take a big-picture look at how political considerations shape legal institutions, both in the United States and beyond. Getting ready for each week’s discussion will also provide excellent practice cutting through material to rapidly uncover -- and evaluate -- the core of an argument.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)

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