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as of 9/19/2019

LAW IN SOCIAL THEORY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Melbourne - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectLegal Studies
Number & Suffix: 107
Full UC Title: LAW IN SOCIAL THEORY 
Transcript Title: LAW: SOCIAL THEORY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course examines the function and role of law propounded by a range of social and legal theorists and movements, including Habermas, Luhmann, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Legal Theory, and others. Students explore these different theories of how law works and law's role in relation to society. Each week, these theories are tested against contemporary criminological and socio-legal problems selected by the students and the lecturer. Students conceptualize their chosen case study through the perspective of particular theorists. Case studies in the past have included the David Hicks trial, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, closure of live music venues, Aboriginal customary law in the courts, corporate manslaughter, criminal record legislation, sex discrimination in the workplace, the use of art experts in the courtroom, and prostitution legislation. The focus of the course is to become familiar with different theories of the function of law in relation to society, and to consider the insight these theories bring to different criminological and socio-legal problems. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: LAW IN SOCIAL THEORY 
Partner University Department: Socio-Legal Studies 
Partner University Course Number: SOLS30001