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UW TACOMA
DIVISION OF POLITICS, PHIL AND PUB AFF
LAW (TACOMA)

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T LAW 150 Introduction to the American Legal System (5) I&S
Provides an introduction to the American legal system, and examines how judicial processes relate to American politics. Describes the organization of state and federal courts; judicial selection and elections; and the functioning of criminal, civil, and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
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T LAW 205 Introduction to the American Legal System (5) I&S
Provides an introduction to the American legal system, and examines how judicial processes relate to American politics. Describes the organization of state and federal courts; judicial selection and elections; and the functioning of criminal, civil, and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
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T LAW 215 Introduction to International Organizations (5) I&S
Explores historical, theoretical, and empirical aspects of the United Nations, its specialized agencies, and other international organizations, both governmental and nongovernmental.
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T LAW 320 American Constitutional Law: Institutional Powers and Constraints (5) I&S
Explores the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting the United States Constitution. Covers the role of the federal government in relationship with the states, judicial review, the separation of powers, and economic due process.
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T LAW 339 Washington Environmental Law (5)
Examines Washington State environmental statutes through reading, writing, and discussion of regulations and case studies. Takes a case law approach to evaluate laws in biological conservation, energy, land use, mineral rights, air and water quality, and other complex environmental arenas, and how Washington courts have interpreted such laws.
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T LAW 348 Gender and Law (5) I&S, DIV
Studies the way gender norms influence legal processes and the role of the law in gendered social change. Explores some of the practical strategies men and women may employ in order to negotiate and use gendered constraints to their advantage.
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T LAW 361 American Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties (5) I&S
Explores the role of the United States Supreme Court in interpreting the Bill of Rights. Covers topics such as freedom of speech and religion, privacy, equal protection, and criminal due process.
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T LAW 363 Law in Society (5) I&S
Inquiry into how law matters in social practice. Examines general theories of law, the workings of legal institutions, and the character of legally constituted practices and relationships in diverse terrains of social life.
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T LAW 367 Comparative Law and Courts (5) I&S
Introduces comparative judicial politics, focusing on the relationship between law and politics in cross-national perspective, as well as the function of supranational and international legal entities in the international system.
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T LAW 422 International Humanitarian Law (5) I&S
Investigates International Humanitarian Law (sometimes called the Law of Armed Conflict), the field concerned with rules developed by civilized nations to protect the victims of armed conflict, including the Geneva Conventions. Case studies include the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as developments in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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T LAW 423 International Law (5) I&S
Origin and present status of efforts to make rules of conduct for sovereign states; simulation of a treaty-drafting conference, with students playing roles of legal advisers to foreign governments.
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T LAW 424 The Politics and Law of International Human Rights (5) I&S
Studies the international human rights movement in its legal and political context. Focus on institutions which influence, enable, and constrain the international promotion of human rights.
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T LAW 438 Environmental Law (5) I&S
Examines the historical and policy framework of major environmental laws and regulations. Takes a case law approach to evaluate laws in biological conservation, energy, land use, mineral rights, air and water quality, and other complex environmental arenas, and how courts (primarily in the United States) have interpreted such laws.
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T LAW 452 Minorities and the Law (5) I&S, DIV
Examines the 20th century evolution of equal protection and due process. Particular focus placed upon the case law, its societal context, and its impact upon persons of color.
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T LAW 465 Law and Public Policy in the United States (5) I&S
Relationship between law and public policy, with particular attention to problems of social, economic, and political change. Considers legal and constitutional processes as they relate to such problems of public policy as race relations, the environment, and the economy.
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T LAW 486 Field Work in Law and Policy (5) I&S
Applies work in policy and law. Student engage in fieldwork and research to examine a policy issue in the community. Working collaboratively with community members and lawmakers, students propose legislation, and publicly present recommendations to lawmakers. Prerequisite: either TPOL S 202, TPOL S 382, or TPOL S 305.
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