Restriction: Course enrollment is restricted to students in the College Park Scholars Justice and Legal Thought Program (CPJT).
An exploration into the relationship between justice and law, including psychological, philosophical, political and legal approaches to justice, as well as an analytical framework for understanding human rights.
Restricted to College Park Scholars students in the Justice & Legal Thought Program.
Restriction: Must be in the Law and Society (MLAW) minor.
An exploration of the relationship between law and society from an interdisciplinary perspective. Major themes cover the impact of law on society, society on law and social change.
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Environmental Law
An in depth analysis of special topics in environmental law through a societal lens that includes an examination of domestic and international law, policy, and politics.
Selected Topics in Law and Society; First Amendment: Free Speech, Religion and the Constitution
An exploration into the general principles of the First Amendment with specific emphasis on the speech and religion clauses.
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Law and Policy of Inner City/Urban Policing
Focuses on the important legal impact of policing through pattern and practice caseload utilizing the Fourth Amendment and other legal resources. Specific emphasis on statutory civil rights.
The Legal Profession
Restriction: Must be in the Law and Society Minor.
Designed to introduce students to a variety of legal fields. The course is designed to combine social science literature about the legal profession with real world experiences with lawyers and legal workers. It will address questions about law as a profession, field of advocacy and as a business.