Sociology of Law
General Catalog Course Title:
Sociology of Law
Terms Offered:
Fall 2016
Fall 2015
Fall 2014
Fall 2013

 This course explores major issues and debates in the sociology of law.  Topics include theoretical perspectives on the relationship between law and society, theories of why people obey (and disobey) the law, the relationship between law and social norms, the “law in action” in litigation and dispute resolution, the roles of lawyers, judges, and juries in the legal system and in society, and the role of law in social change.  The course will examine these issues from an empirical perspective.

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