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Gad Barzilai
SIS 460
Seattle Campus

Law, State, and Society

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Participation, mid-term paper/take home exam and final exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 02/03/2005