POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 006 Law and Public Policy
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course has two purposes. First, it explores the role of law, courts, judges and lawyers in the American polity. Thus, we shall investigate the criminal and civil justice system, the role of the jury, judicial power and politics, tort reform, and constitutional interpretation, among other topics. The second purpose of the course is to investigate the entanglement of these institutions and practices with the pressing problem of social inequality within American communities. By pursuing both lines of inquiry, the course raises theoretical questions about the proper role of a legal system within democratic forms of government, the nature of the rule of law, and social justice – at the same time, the course directs our attention to whether American courts, judges, and lawyers can and do live up to the aspirations of the American legal order.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
25692
Open
4
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (REC)
P
31005
Closed
0
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (REC)
P
31043
Open
14
 
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (REC)
P
23258
Open
3
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (REC)
P
31066
Closed
0
 
1
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (REC)
P
31294
Closed
0
 
1
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
007 (REC)
P
28556
Closed
0
 
3
M 6:00PM - 9:00PM
008 (REC)
P
32609
Open
15
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
040 (LEC)
 
33785
Open
27
 
2
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
041 (DIS)
P
33789
Closed
0
 
2
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
042 (DIS)
P
33790
Closed
0
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
043 (DIS)
P
33791
Open
10
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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