Law and Culture (LAW 406.3)

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This interdisciplinary seminar explores legal culture within the larger cultural contexts that it shapes and is shaped by. In studying the ways in which law and cultures intersect in history, theory, and practice, students will enhance their critical understanding of the independence and interdependence of law and justice; the value of cultural theory in reading legal texts; the challenges and opportunities of inter-cultural perspectives; the role of media images of the law and lawyers; issues of race, gender, class, commodification, and sexuality; the construction of public and private spheres; censorship and intellectual property; agency and accountability; cultural myths and narrative powers.


Students with credit for LAW 806 will not receive credit for this course.

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