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Gad Barzilai
SIS 336
Seattle Campus

The Place of Law in Multicultural Conflicts

Global and regional issues of multicultural conflict and the law. Covers the multiplicity of theories, facts, and interpretations that shape this field of study, some of which are controversial, including: legal identities, cultural difference and human rights, multicultural jurisdictions, international/transnational immigration, and legal pluralism. Offered: jointly with LSJ 336.

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This course covers many contemporary global and regional issues of multiculturalism and law, some of which are highly controversial, regarding state, society, and law. My purpose is to offer a multiplicity of theories, facts, and interpretations regarding many aspects of multiculturalism and law. The course will be innovative, on the one hand, and on the other hand, it welcomes class debates, class simulations, and active student participation. This course invites students with legal knowledge to reflect upon conflicts in the field of state, society, civil and human rights.

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Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 01/26/2011