Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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LEG202 Law and Society-World Legal Traditions

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course is designed to introduce the relationship between legal systems and society. It will deal with the interaction between society and the different legal systems. The course will primarily compare different legal systems in the world, Civil law and the Common law. It will explore the different meanings of law, its functions, roles, and elements among different legal traditions and cultures. The course will venture into the rich theoretical jurisprudential debates. The first part of the course is a study of the structure of legal systems and the roles of the various actors. The second part of the course examines the role of the courts and the judicial system.

Prerequisite: LEG201 Introduction to Legal Studies