This is a course about American law thought in the 20th and 21st centuries. The goal is to understand how creative lawyers think about society: how they study, conceive, and interact with social processes. The course considers insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, and other social sciences that have affected lawyers in our culture, and asks how those approaches can be put to work in learning the law itself. By constructing richer and more complex social theory around the usual subjects of law school inquiry (consumer contracts, crimes, property), this course offers first-year students new ways to think about the problems encountered in other courses, and new ways to think about career choices in the law.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L6177-001||13S||Law and Contemporary Society|
|E. Moglen||RF 1:20 PM-2:40 PM||WJWH 417|
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