[Acmsmajors] Four Law, Societies,
and Justice classes for Summer that still have space
julie at math.washington.edu
Mon Jun 4 13:56:29 PDT 2007
Four Law, Societies, and Justice classes
now open for general enrollment for Summer 2007
These four classes are normally hard to get into during the
Autumn, Winter, and Spring, so this is a great time to register for them.
They currently have spaces open for enrollment by non-majors. All four
count in the Individuals and Society (I&S) Area of Knowledge. They are
great classes for students interested in careers in law enforcement or
law, and deal with some of the most important issues of our time.
LSJ 363 "Law in Society" A term only. MTWThF 1200-240. SLN: 11519
Explores the complex and multifaceted relationship between systems of
social inequality and the 'legal field'. It tries to understand the
various ways in which law reproduces, perpetuates and challenges social
inequalities across racial, gender and class lines. We will explore 4
main traditions within the field of Law and Society Studies that focus on
the relationship between law and inequality. These are: Legal Realism,
Marxism, Critical Legal Studies, and Legal Mobilization. Most of the
empirical cases and examples we will discuss are from the United States,
but we also occasionally will focus on cases from other countries and
LSJ 375 "Crime, Politics, and Justice" A term only. MTWTh 940-1220.
One of the most popular topics in the LSJ list of courses. Reviews the
major components -- police, courts, and corrections -- of the U.S.
criminal justice system; investigates critical factors that shape criminal
procedure; considers the relationship between criminal procedure and wider
concerns of justice.
LSJ 376 "Drugs & Society" Full term class. MW 1050-100. SLN:13351
This is a fascinating overview of the social and political aspects of
drug use and abuse. It covers US drug control policy and the
ramifications of that policy to the rest of society and the global
LSJ 380 "Migration, Crime, and Politics" A term only. MTWTh 1200-240.
This is a special topic course that looks at human trafficking,
prostitution, drug trafficking, the trafficking of organs, gangs and
terrorism. These hot button issues all relate back to borders and the
motion of populations. This course will examine current trends in
migration, crimes associated with migrant populations, and the politics
surrounding the criminalization of movement, populations and particular
Mark Weitzenkamp, PhD
Law, Societies, & Justice
University of Washington
Gowen 42, Box 353530
Seattle, WA 98195-3530
Fax: 206-685-2146 (ATTN: LSJ)
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