2018 Fall Courses

Undergraduate Legal Studies
Program Course Offerings
Fall Term 2018


Fall Term 2018 Courses

*All LAW and CRES courses count towards the Legal Studies Minor

 

LAW 101 - Introduction to American Law
with David Cadaret

This course introduces students to the legal system of the United States. The course starts by presenting the basic structure of our legal system and the methodologies used in that system. The class will expose students to several substantive areas of law, including constitutional law, torts and personal injury, family law, property law, contracts and business law, and criminal law and criminal procedure.  
*Satisfies the core course requirement for the Legal Studies Minor
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CRN 13515 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 100
T TH 12:00-1:50pm
175 Knight Law Center

 

CRES 101 - Intro to Conflict Resolution
with Clare Fowler

Introduction to conflict and its resolution, including practical approaches to prevent and manage conflict. This highly interactive and experiential course explores up-to-date conflict management theories and practical steps to communicate effectively in sensitive situations.
*Satisfies the core course requirement for the Legal Studies Minor
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CRN 16776 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 30
MW 12:00-1:50pm
282 Knight Law Center

 

LAW 102 – Introduction to Criminal Law
with Kristen Bell

What, if anything, justifies criminal punishment? Why is it that America, the “land of the free,” has the highest incarceration rate in the world? Bridging theory and practice, this course explores philosophical questions about what criminal law ought to be like, and equips students to understand how criminal law actually functions in the United States.
*Satisfies the Social Science General Education requirement
*Satisfies the core course requirement for the Legal Studies Minor
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CRN 13516 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 100
T TH 4:00-5:50pm
175 Knight Law Center

 

LAW 204 – Immigration and Citizenship
with Michelle McKinley

Citizenship is the bond that ties individuals to a political community. And this bond includes social history and politics. In this course, students are asked to take a hard look at ideas surrounding culture, religion, “race” and sexuality – and the way laws have affected and reinforced these categories.
*Satisfies the Social Science General Education requirement
*Satisfies the Identity, Pluralism, and Tolerance Multicultural Requirement
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CRN 13519 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 25
M W 10:00-11:50am
110 Knight Law Center

 

LAW 304 – American Law and Families
with Susan Gary
The family is an ancient social practice, but today the law also has a big impact on the meaning of the word “family.” One example is the recent struggle over whether a family can legally include same-sex parents. Learn about the evolving legal history of families in this course.
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CRN 13520 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 30
M W 12:00-1:50pm
241 Knight Law Center

 

CRES 415 – Conflict and Gender
with Christina O’Bryan

What are the differences when men and women fight in combat? Can it truly be said that one sex is more prone to conflict than the other? And to what extent are any differences reinforced by biology versus culture and society?  
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CRN 11787 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 25
T TH 2:00-3:50pm
282 Knight Law Center

 

CRES 420 – Restorative Justice (Inside-Out Program)
with Nathaline Frener

Have you ever been inside a state penitentiary? Ever shaken hands with a convicted criminal? If your answer is “no,” then it’s difficult to comprehend (much less understand) our society’s correctional system. This course is a unique opportunity for 15 “inside” students (in the Oregon State Penitentiary) and 12 “outside” (UO) students to participate in an Inside-Out Prison Exchange Course. Applications are required for this course – Contact Nathaline Frener at nfrener@uoregon.edu
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CRN 11788 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 12
M 6:00-8:50pm
282 Knight Law Center