Law and Society | L4375

The primary focus of this seminar is on law as a product of the structure of society. The subject matter can be divided into four distinct sections: 1) What factors affect the development of substantive law? This section examines the influence of values, beliefs and norms. 2) Given the existence of substantive law, what organizations develop to carry out the administration of law? Here concentration is on the phenomena classified as legal roles, organizations, institutions, and inter-institutional relations -e.g., juries, the legal profession, courts, legislature, etc. 3) How does law affect social behavior? and 4) What is the role of law in social change?

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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