Introductory Legal Studies

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.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Liberal Arts
Number: 
LEGAL 250
Semester: 
0
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 to Thursday, December 29, 2016
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