LEGAL ST/​SOC  131 — CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA

3-4 credits.

Day-to-day functioning of the elements of the criminal justice system in the U.S. Nature of crime in the U.S., ideas about causes and solutions. Emphasis on the sociology of the components of criminal justice system--organization and roles of police, lawyers, court and correctional personnel. Enroll Info: Open to Fr So only, until end of Fr reg period. Stdts may receive cr for only one of the following: SOC/​LEGAL ST  131 or 431

LEGAL ST/​POLI SCI  217 — LAW, POLITICS AND SOCIETY

3-4 credits.

Introduction to the legal process. Examination of the various concepts of law, the perennial problems of the law, legal reasoning, and the nature and function of law and the courts. Enroll Info: None

LEGAL ST/​HISTORY  261 — AMERICAN LEGAL HISTORY TO 1860

3-4 credits.

This course surveys the development of American law down to the U.S. Civil War. After a review of the English historical background, it examines how law changed in colonial America, culminating in the framing of the U.S. Constitution. It then explores how territorial expansion, democracy, and slavery shaped nineteenth-century American law. Emphasis is on how law interacts with political, social, and cultural change, with a focus on the origins of modern civil and constitutional rights. Enroll Info: Sophomore standing

LEGAL ST/​HISTORY  262 — AMERICAN LEGAL HISTORY, 1860 TO THE PRESENT

3-4 credits.

This course surveys the development of American law from the Civil War to the early Twenty-First Century. After a review of the U.S. Constitution and its modification by the Civil War amendments, it examines the legal dimensions of such topics as race relations and the Civil Rights movement, the growth of modern business, the New Deal, labor rights, the women's movement, the individual rights revolution of the postwar period, and the contemporary conservative reaction. Emphasis is on how law interacts with political, social, and cultural change. Enroll Info: Sophomore standing

LEGAL ST 400 — TOPICS IN LEGAL STUDIES AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

3-4 credits.

This course can be repeated by students, but not with the same content. Enroll Info: Jr st; prerequisite may vary with topic

LEGAL ST 405 — FOUNDATIONS OF FIELD EDUCATION

2 credits.

This course is designed as a preparatory course for an advanced learning opportunity via an extensive, hands-on internship at a community criminal or juvenile justice agency. Enroll Info: Students must be declared in the Criminal Justice Certificate and have completed or be currently enrolled in a course from groups 1-3 of the certificate curriculum

LEGAL ST 409 — HUMAN RIGHTS IN LAW AND SOCIETY

3 credits.

Introduction to the theory, the politics and the sociology of human rights. Main themes: international human rights legal regime, questions of why human rights have become "legalized," and what the consequences of this legalization are on the ground. Enroll Info: SOC/​LEGAL ST  131 or POLI SCI/​LEGAL ST  217., Jr st or inst cons

LEGAL ST/​SOC  415 — THE LEGAL PROFESSION

3-4 credits.

History, structure, and functioning of legal professions in the United States and in other countries around the world. Enroll Info: None

LEGAL ST/​GEN&WS  422 — WOMEN AND THE LAW

3 credits.

Legal system, laws, and proposed legislation that have specific impact on the lives of women. Topics investigated in both the social and legal contexts. Enroll Info: A woman-related course and a soc sci course; or cons inst

LEGAL ST/​GEN&WS/​SOC  425 — CRIME, GENDER AND JUSTICE

3 credits.

Focuses on the intersection between gender, crime and justice from a cross-cultural perspective. The gendered nature of the criminal justice system, female experiences of crime, prosecution and incarceration as well as the extent to which women are victims, offenders, and participants in the criminal justice system will be explored. Special emphasis will be placed on the theoretical implications of offending behavior and the intersection of gender with sexuality, race, ethnicity and class. The goal of this course is to provide a foundation for critically assessing the often controversial issues surrounding race, gender, crime, and criminal justice in society. Enroll Info: None

LEGAL ST/​HISTORY  426 — THE HISTORY OF PUNISHMENT

3-4 credits.

This course examines punishment across a vast range of historical traditions, examining how wrongdoing and punishment have been figured in law, literature, art and philosophy. Through the semester we will examine ancient, medieval and modern traditions. Enroll Info: Junior or Senior standing or consent of instructor

LEGAL ST/​ENVIR ST/​HISTORY  430 — LAW AND ENVIRONMENT: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES

3 credits.

Explores environmental studies through a focus on law and legal history. Although its main concentration is on U.S. environmental law, the course will begin and end with broader historical and global perspectives. Topics include a survey the English, European, and early American legal approaches to land use, natural resources, and pollution through World War II as well as an examination of the development and practice of contemporary U.S. environmental law and consideration of the recent emergence of international environmental law. Enroll Info: None

LEGAL ST/​CHICLA/​SOC  440 — ETHNICITY, RACE, AND JUSTICE

3-4 credits.

An examination of ethnicity, race, and justice, with a specific emphasis on US Latinos, the largest minority group in the United States. Enroll Info: None

LEGAL ST/​CHICLA/​SOC  443 — IMMIGRATION, CRIME, AND ENFORCEMENT

3-4 credits.

A study of immigration, crime, and border enforcement, engaging both historical and present-day debates, focusing on Latino immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border. Enroll Info: None

LEGAL ST 444 — LAW IN ACTION

3 credits.

A review of the interaction of law (judicial decisions, legislation, administrative actions) with public policy by studying the approaches used to resolve a number of significant issues by use of law and examining the actual impact of such efforts. Enroll Info: So st

LEGAL ST 450 — TOPICS IN LEGAL STUDIES AND THE HUMANITIES

3-4 credits.

Topics courses will address a variety of issues linking various humanities perspectives to the central themes of law and legal institutions. This course may be repeated by studens, but not with the same content. Enroll Info: Jr st; prerequisite may vary with topic

LEGAL ST/​HISTORY  459 — RULE OF LAW: PHILOSOPHICAL AND HISTORICAL MODELS

3-4 credits.

From the perspectives of history and political theory, this course examines the multiple meanings of the idea of the rule of idea, and its uses in American history. We then explore prominent critiques of the rule of law ideal. Enroll Info: A previous law-related course

LEGAL ST/​L I S  460 — SURVEILLANCE, PRIVACY, AND POLICE POWERS

3 credits.

Examines individual privacy and government information collection in law enforcement, security, public health, administrative law, and other contexts from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Enroll Info: None

LEGAL ST/​HISTORY  476 — MEDIEVAL LAW AND SOCIETY

3 credits.

The course is intended to introduce students to the central historical developments of law and legal institutions in the European middle ages (400-1500). Enroll Info: None

LEGAL ST/​HISTORY  477 — HISTORY OF FORENSIC SCIENCE

3 credits.

Examines the diverse paths followed by forensic science (including medical jurisprudence or forensic medicine) in various times and places, focusing on the English-speaking world from the nineteenth century until the present. We will explore the many ways that law and science have worked together--or at cross-purposes--to generate and assess evidence at the crime scene, in the lab, in the courtroom, and beyond. Enroll Info: None

LEGAL ST/​HISTORY  502 — LAW AND COLONIALISM

3 credits.

Historical introduction to the role of law in the context of empire, with special emphasis on 19th-20th C British imperialism; explores themes of class, race and gender through fields of law including criminal, property, family, contract and labor law. Enroll Info: Previous law-related course

LEGAL ST/​HISTORY  510 — LEGAL PLURALISM

3 credits.

Historical and anthropological perspectives on non-state "law," or systems of rules generated by normative orders that lay beyond the state; case studies include the mafia, Tokyo tuna traders' court, orthodox Jewish diamond merchants, California gold miners' courts, Inuit song dueling. Enroll Info: Previous law-related course

LEGAL ST 600 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN LEGAL STUDIES

1-3 credits.

Special seminars are designed for opportunities such as short international seminar courses, the summer forum, and other special opportunities. Enroll Info: Requisite varies by topic

LEGAL ST/​LAW/​SOC  641 — SOCIOLOGY OF LAW

3-4 credits.

Theory and research on the social origins, processes and effects of law; examination of law-related behavior, legal institutions, law and social structure, and law and social change; linkage to contemporary theoretical and political debates. Enroll Info: None

LEGAL ST/​L I S  645 — INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM

3 credits.

An examination of intellectual freedom in the United States including censorship, minors' rights, the Internet, privacy, and copyright with focus on theoretical questions related to the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and historical developments. Enroll Info: None

LEGAL ST 650 — ADVANCED SEMINAR IN LEGAL STUDIES

2-3 credits.

A topics seminar typically taught by a member of the Law School faculty. The course may be taught on a "meets with" basis with a Law School topics course or seminar. Enroll Info: Legal studies major; Sr st; cons inst may be required

LEGAL ST/​L I S  663 — INTRODUCTION TO CYBERLAW

3 credits.

The emphasis is on critical thinking about a broad variety of legal and policy problems that arise because of ever-changing information and communication technologies. Enroll Info: None

LEGAL ST 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3-4 credits.

Individual study for majors writing theses for honors degree. Enroll Info: Sr st, legal studies major, admission to Honors Progm, cons inst

LEGAL ST 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3-4 credits.

Individual study for majors writing theses for honors degree. Enroll Info: Sr st, legal studies major, admission to Honors Progm, cons inst

LEGAL ST 691 — SENIOR THESIS

3 credits.

Individual study for majors writing senior thesis (nonhonors). Enroll Info: Legal studies major, Sr st, cons inst

LEGAL ST 692 — SENIOR THESIS

3 credits.

Individual study for majors writing senior thesis (nonhonors). Enroll Info: Legal studies major, Sr st, cons inst

LEGAL ST/​SOC  694 — CRIMINAL JUSTICE FIELD OBSERVATION

2-3 credits.

Field placements and seminar sessions to develop sociological understanding of criminal justice processes. Placement in criminal justice agencies and lectures and discussions applying concepts and theories to field experience. Enroll Info: SOC/​LEGAL ST  131 and Criminal Justice Certificate declaration

LEGAL ST 699 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-4 credits.

Directed study in legal studies. Enroll Info: None