POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 006 Law and Public Policy
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course has two purposes. First, it explores the role of law, courts, judges and lawyers in the American polity. Thus, we shall investigate the criminal and civil justice system, the role of the jury, judicial power and politics, tort reform, and constitutional interpretation, among other topics. The second purpose of the course is to investigate the entanglement of these institutions and practices with the pressing problem of social inequality within American communities. By pursuing both lines of inquiry, the course raises theoretical questions about the proper role of a legal system within democratic forms of government, the nature of the rule of law, and social justice – at the same time, the course directs our attention to whether American courts, judges, and lawyers can and do live up to the aspirations of the American legal order.

This course is in the American Politics subfield.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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22788
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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28458
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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M 6:00PM - 9:00PM
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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30200
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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30201
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 9780679772675
Civil Action., Author: Harr, Jonathan., Publisher: Random House US 2011
Required
ISBN: 9780812984965
Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption, Author: Stevenson, Bryan,
Required
ISBN: 9781594039492
The administrative threat, Author: Hamburger, Philip, 1957-
Required
ISBN: 9780999745465
The curse of bigness : antitrust in the new Gilded Age, Author: Wu, Tim,
Required
ISBN: 1620971631
Not A Crime To Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America, Author: Peter Edelman
Optional
ISBN: 9780553447453
Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city, Author: Desmond, Matthew,
Optional
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