2019 Fall Courses

Undergraduate Legal Studies Program 
Course Offerings
Fall Term 2019

 

Fall Term 2019 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 13497 (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 11752 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 35
MW 2:00-3:50pm
202 Cascade Hall


LAW 102 – Introduction to Criminal Law (2 sections)
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 13498 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 90
T TH 4:00-5:20pm
175 Knight Law Center
+DIS 9:00-9:50am (241 Knight Law Center)
+DIS 10:00-10:50am (241 Knight Law Center)
+DIS 1:00-1:50pm (117 Kalapuya Ilihi Hall) *open only to ARC students. 


LAW 102 – Introduction to Criminal Law (2 sections)
with Bob Rocklin

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 16672 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 60
M W 12:00-1:50pm
110 Knight Law Center


LAW 202: Introduction to Public International Law
with Lindsay Massara

Is the International Criminal Court the new face of imperialism in Africa? Does the French burqa ban violate the human rights of Muslim women in France? Is there a right to democracy under international law? Are US and EU agricultural subsidies legal under the rule of the WTO? Explore these and other issues surrounding international law. 
*Satisfies the Social Science General Education requirement
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CRN 16677 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 35
T TH 4:00-5:50pm
110 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 13501 (4 credits) 
Maximum enrollment: 35
T TH 10:00-11:50am
142 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 13502 (4 credits) 
Maximum enrollment: 35 
M W 2:00-3:50pm
241 Knight Law Center


LAW 410 – Race & Law
with Angela Addae

Course description coming soon.  
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CRN 16679 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 35
T TH 10:00-11:50am
253 Straub Hall


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 11754 (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 11755 (4 credits)
Maximum enrollment: 10
M 6:00-8:50pm
282 Knight Law Center