SOC 653 - Sociology of Law
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This seminar offers a graduate-level introduction to the central issues and debates in sociolegal research. The themes we will consider include the tension between state or “official” law and nonlegal norms for ordering everyday life; the factors that influence who mobilizes the law (and who doesn’t); and what it means to “use” law in contexts other than courtrooms, such as in families, neighborhoods, workplaces, social movements, and mass media. We will explore the debate about the value of legal rights and litigation strategies in efforts to effect social change, and examine the ubiquitous role of law in popular culture. Readings include classic works from the law & society “canon” as well as more contemporary research and theory.

Schedule

SOC 653 - Sociology of Law
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
32062
Open
1
 
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Th 11:30AM - 2:30PM

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