Winter Term 2019 Courses

Undergraduate Legal Studies Program
Course Offerings
Winter Term 2019

 

Winter Term 2019 Courses
 

Law 101: Introduction to American Law
with David Cadaret
How are laws written? Who does it? How are they changed? How are American laws unique? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this great survey course.   
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CRN 24118
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 100
MW 12:00-1:50pm
110 Knight Law Center
 

LAW 102: Introduction to Criminal Law
with Hon. David Schuman
Why is “heat of passion” a defense to murder in the United States, and rape such a difficult crime to prove, given high rates of violence against women? Should states legalize the possession and individual use of marijuana? How can we reduce racism in the criminal justice system? Explore these and many other questions surrounding our criminal justice system.
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CRN 24119
4 credits (Satisfies Social Science General Education Credits)
Maximum enrollment: 100
T TH 12:00-1:50pm
175 Knight Law Center

 

LAW 103: Introduction to Criminal Investigation 
with Jessica Price
This course examines the legal limits on what police officers can do when they confront a person whom they suspect, correctly or incorrectly, has committed a crime or is about to do so. When can police stop, frisk, arrest, or interrogate such a person? When can police use deadly force in such situations? What remedies are available to a person whose rights to be free from unlawful searches, stops, or questioning have been violated?
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CRN 24120
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 60
M W 5:00-6:50pm
110 Knight Law Center

 
LAW 202: Introduction to Public International Law
with Juman Kim
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.
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CRN 24123
4 credits (Satisfies Social Science General Education Credits)
Maximum enrollment: 40
M W 2:00-3:50pm
184 Knight Law Center

 
LAW 250: Introduction to Legal Research
with Megan Austin
Ever wonder what law says about something? Want to know how to find legal information specific to a situation you’re in – or something you want to accomplish? This new course answers those questions! By taking this course you can be a more effective and engaged citizen and a stronger agent for social change.
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CRN 24125
2 credits
Maximum enrollment: 20
T 2:00-3:50pm
267B Knight Law Center (Law Library)

 
LAW 305: Contracts in Society
with Lara Gardner
This course focuses on a few far-reaching and often-controversial questions: Which promises does our social system choose to enforce? How much is the promise worth if the person doesn’t voluntarily keep it? Can people protect themselves against the possibility of a valuable promise being broken? How well do the people on both sides of a deal really understand each other, and how well can a judge understand the deal if a lawsuit results? How much control over a deal should be allocated to private parties on one hand, or social policy-makers on the other?
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CRN 27570
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 45
T TH 10:00-11:50am
151 Straub Hall

 
LAW 310: Environmental Regulation
with Kay Crider
How do our current laws regulate the environment? How could they be improved? This course provides you with a practical, working knowledge base of environmental laws – perfect for anyone hoping to work in the public sector or for an advocacy group.
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CRN 24127
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 30
MW 2:00-3:50pm
151 Straub Hall

 

CRES 351: Roles of a Diplomat
with Keith Eddins
When two nations are in conflict, should diplomats sole function be to end the conflict? Or should their role be to represent the best interest of their nations? This class explores the role individual diplomats (as opposed to nation-states) play in seeking to prevent, manage, or resolve international conflicts.
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CRN 22452
2 credits
Maximum enrollment: 20
W 4:00-5:50pm
242 Knight Law Center

 

LAW 410: Legal Secrets
with Elizabeth Tippett
This course examines the different types of information that the law designates as “secret”. There are actually many different kinds of secrets under legal rules. Some – like contractual secrets, and trade secrets – are mostly created and owned by businesses. We’ll also look at how the government designates certain types of information as secret (i.e. classified), and other information as inherently public. We will then examine the legal status associated with people who disclose or exploit secret information, as whistleblowers, thieves, or traitors.
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CRN 24129
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 26
MW 10:00-11:50am
241 Knight Law Center

 

LAW 415: Human Rights and Culture
with Lindsay Massara
What are “human rights?” What exactly are these rights? Who decides what is a right, and how are these rights granted or denied? Human rights are one of the most dynamic fields in international law, yet the human rights movement is embedded within networks of political and economic inequity. This course helps students understand the history of human rights worldwide. 
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CRN27207
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 35
TTH 4:00-5:50pm
241 Knight Law Center

 

CRES 435: Israel and Palestine
with Diane Baxter
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is, to a large degree, a 20th Century struggle between two people over the same land. Whose interpretation of history is “more correct”? Whose attachment to particular places and spaces is more important? Look inside the struggle and critical negotiations issues.
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CRN 22375
4 credits
Maximum enrollment: 20
T TH 10:00-11:50am
282 Knight Law Center

 

CRES 440: Dialogue Across Differences I
with Barbara Tint
An experiential workshop, this course explores the use of dialogue as a tool for dealing with group conflict and different perspectives.
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CRN 22455
2 credits
Maximum enrollment: 12
Three-day course (January 25-27) 
282 Knight Law Center