Examination of both state law and non-state law (rules and ways of ordering behavior such as customary law, religious law, and social conventions). Focuses on the ways non-state law interacts with and affects state law and is affected by state law.
The course covers numerous global issues on state, society and law in theory and around the world. Students will have the opportunity to study in depth many of the most crucial issues concerning humanity and law, including: defining the rule of law; the administration of justice; responsibility and corruption; and law in relation to theories of state, pluralism, race, gender, religion, social class, and nationality.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures, readings, demonstrations, and active class discussions and debate.
Class assignments and grading
Participation, mid-term paper/take home exam and final exam.