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Courses - Spring 2019
MPower Undergraduate Law Programs
Law in a Just Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in the College Park Scholars - Justice and Legal Thought program.
An exploration of the theoretical questions relating to such fundamental questions of jurisprudence as "what is law?" and "how can law be deployed as both an enemy and ally of justice?
Law and Legal Institutions in Social Context
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: MLAW304.
Restriction: Must be a student in the Law and Society Minor.
An exploration of case law, statutes, and regulations separately and together in their social context.
An analysis of the legal institutions of law through a social lens focusing on judicial interpretation, case law, statutes and regulations.
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Critical Issues in Health Care
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Students will examine the policy, legal and ethical components of a number of critical issues in health care delivery. A variety of teaching techniques, including case studies, reading and discussion of classic literature, role plays, and audiovisual clips will be used to explore such topics as the professional/patient or client relationship, professional discipline by licensing boards, medical malpractice, rights of patients to refuse treatment and demand treatment, ethical issues in human subjects research, informed consent and substituted consent in medical decision making, health care reform and regulation of various aspects of the health care system.
Selected Topics in Law and Society; The Modern Death Penalty
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Can Your Brain Turn You In? Brain Reading, Mental Privacy and the Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in the Law and Society minor or gain permission from MLaw Programs.

This course will first introduce several brain imaging technologies, with a focus on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalogram (EEG). It then will look at legal uses of lie detection, pain and emotion detection, neuropredictions of dangerousness and other future behavior, and uses of brain reading in commercial and employment applications. The goals of this course are to introduce students to brain imaging technologies and brain anatomy, and to legal doctrines that permit and limit the uses of these technologies. Its overarching aim is to enhance students abilities to be critical readers of claims about science and technology in popular media, scientific studies, and legal literature.
Law and Society Internship
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students within the Law and Society minor.
Law & Society Capstone: Implications of Technology on Law & Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Student must be enrolled in the Law and Society minor.
An exploration of the implications of technology on law and society from a variety of perspectives.Significant issues will be taken from contemporary scholarship and court cases.