POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Winter 2021, Section 009 - Law and Public Policy
Instruction Mode: Section 009 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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:

Description

This course has three 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, judicial power and politics, tort reform, and constitutional interpretation, among other topics. The second purpose is to investigate the entanglement of these institutions and practices with the pressing problem of social inequality within American communities. The final section of the course shifts our focus from state law and local communities to the American national community. Here we shall investigate the role of administrative constitutionalism in articulating and shaping national public policy. By pursuing all three lines of inquiry, the course raises theoretical questions about the proper role of the American legal system within democratic constitutional government, the nature of the rule of law, and social justice – at the same time, the course directs our attention to whether local, state, and national courts, including the judges, lawyers, and officials that staff these courts, can and do live up to the aspirations of the American legal order.

Schedule

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 Online
24932
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
009 (REC)
 Online
31238
Open
6
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
014 (REC)
 Online
31647
Open
9
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
015 (REC)
 Online
31648
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
016 (REC)
 Online
32327
Open
23
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
017 (REC)
 Online
32628
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
018 (LEC)
 Online
35731
Open
5
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
019 (DIS)
 Online
35732
Open
3
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
020 (DIS)
 Online
35736
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
021 (DIS)
 Online
35737
Closed
0
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
022 (REC)
 In Person
40461
Open
9
 
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W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
040 (LEC)
 Online
28200
Open
6
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
041 (DIS)
 Online
28202
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
042 (DIS)
 Online
28203
Open
4
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
043 (DIS)
 Online
28204
Open
1
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM

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