This course focuses on the relationship between law and society, examining both how society shapes law and how law impacts upon society. You will be introduced to a range of sociological perspectives on law, and explore the ways in which such perspectives can help us to better understand law’s role in society. You will learn about law’s impacts in various political, cultural, social and historical contexts, and critically engage with a range of contemporary socio-legal issues, including issues related to gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, colonialism, class, the environment, corporate responsibility, genocide, human rights. You will discuss the limits and possibilities of law, and consider the role of law in both forms of oppression and forms of revolutionary social change.
All relevant course materials are included.
Pen/pencil and notebook.