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Courses - Fall 2019
MLAW
MPower Undergraduate Law Programs
MLAW100
Justice and the Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
Restriction: Course enrollment is restricted to students in the College Park Scholars Justice and Legal Thought Program (CPJT).
An exploration into the relationship between justice and law, including psychological, philosophical, political and legal approaches to justice, as well as an analytical framework for understanding human rights.
Restricted to College Park Scholars students in the Justice & Legal Thought Program.
MLAW304
Introduction to Law and Social Inquiry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must be in the Law and Society (MLAW) minor.
An exploration of the relationship between law and society from an interdisciplinary perspective. Major themes cover the impact of law on society, society on law and social change.
MLAW358C
Selected Topics in Law and Society; The Supreme Court and the Constitution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Jointly offered with GVPT439C. Credit only granted for MLAW358C or GVPT4 39C.
MLAW358F
Selected Topics in Law and Society; First Amendment: Free Speech, Religion, and the Constitution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Jointly offered with GVPT439B. Credit only granted for MLAW358F or GVPT439B.
MLAW358L
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Love and the Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Explores the interplay of love and the law through a law & society lens that recognizes the role of law-on-the-books as well as law-in-action. Students will explore a variety of family law doctrines from parenthood through reproductive technologies and adoption to partnership through cohabitation and marriage, asking in each context who benefits and controls from contracts in families, whether those agreements are open or hidden, whether they are legally binding.
MLAW358N
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Cities, Crimes, and the Constitution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Jointly offered with GVPT439E. Credit granted for MLAW358N or GVPT439E.
MLAW358O
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Special Topics in Global Environmental Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
This course explores how legal systems throughout the world are responding to environmental problems, including climate change, air pollution, water supply, and waste disposal, and the legal and political factors that shape regulatory policies. It examines the roles played by government agencies, the judiciary, and citizen groups in the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental law.
MLAW358U
Selected Topics in Law and Society; The Politics of Immigration Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
The course will introduce students to the tension between immigration law and the rule of law. Students will learn how immigration law is highly unusual in the field of public law in the latitude it affords policy makers to embark on actions that would be considered unconstitutional if applied to citizens. The class to focus on contemporary topics, including the Travel Ban, Border Wall, Family Separation, DACA, and more, with a particular focus on the criminalization of immigration.
MLAW358X
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Introduction to Constitutional Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Jointly offered with GVPT431. Credit only granted for GVPT431 or MLAW358 X.
MLAW388
Law and Society Internship
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students within the Law and Society minor.