Section Description Provided by Instructor
Course is available only to 1L students.
Three short papers in lieu of final exam.
No writing credit.
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.
The website for this course can be found at http://moglen.law.columbia.edu/wiki/LawContempSoc
The evaluation policy for this course can be found at http://moglen.law.columbia.edu/wiki/Main/EvaluationPolicy
RF 1:20p - 2:40p
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
1L students only