Interdisciplinary exploration of basic issues of law's relationship to contemporary society. Topics include the nature and the historical and social functions of law; the culture and role of major actors in the legal system (lawyers, judges, juries, police, technology); tension between ideals and realities in law; role of law in addressing contemporary social problems. Fosters analytical and critical skills. Discusses broad questions of individual responsibility, social morality, and justice.
Introductory Legal Studies
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Monday, February 6, 2017