S. Law and Authoritarianism

Course Information

Course Number
L9128
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, International and Comparative Law
Type
Seminar
Additional Attributes
New Course, Online Course

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Section Description

In recent years, the theory and practice of democracy has come under threat in numerous countries. There have been fears over the rise of populism, the phenomenon of democratic backsliding, and the emergence of authoritarian regimes. These events present an opportunity to reflect over the relationship between law and authoritarianism. Covering historical episodes, contemporary challenges, and specific case-studies including China, India, Poland, and the United States, this seminar will consider the role that law plays in authoritarian regimes

School Year & Semester
Spring 2021
Location
TBA TBA
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Monday
10:00 - 12:00 pm
Points
2
Method of Evaluation
Paper
J.D Writing Credit?
Minor (upon consultation)
Major (only upon consultation)
LLM Writing Project
(only upon consultation)

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in jurisprudential considerations in legal analysis
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in the historical development of law and legal institutions
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in comparative law analysis of legal institutions and the law

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
None