Just Laws: Inequalities in the U.S. Legal System


Introduction to the study of law as a social institution. Investigates how legal rules reflect and shape historical contexts, ethical values, social interactions, economic conditions, and political conflicts. Focuses on how and why laws create and maintain hierarchies of privilege and disadvantage by race, social class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and age. Collaborative research and classroom learning applied to analysis of currently debated legislation. Development of information resources for stakeholders and decision-makers.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • PUBPOL 230
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring