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Courses - Spring 2020
MLAW
MPower Undergraduate Law Programs
MLAW150
Law in a Just Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
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?
MLAW304
Introduction to Law and Social Inquiry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
Restrictions: Must be in the Law and Society 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.
MLAW305
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.
MLAW358B
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Dealing with Social Injustice in Flint, Newark and Baltimore: The Impact of Lead Exposure on Kids, Families and Communit
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
In thousands of communities across the United States, children are exposed to toxic substances such as lead. Places like Flint, Newark and Baltimore have become infamous in recent years because so many "lead kids" live in each community - a reflection of the impact of lead in the municipal water supply, of leaded paint in older homes, and of contaminated soil left by toxic industries and leaded gasoline. No level of lead exposure is safe: even at extremely low levels, lead can cause a brain injury that affects a child cognitively, behaviorally and physically. In this course, we will examine the many ways that social conditions leave children vulnerable to lead exposure and also deprive children, their families and their communities of access to just responses.
MLAW358J
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.
MLAW358T
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Tackling Trafficking: The Legal System's Responses to Human Trafficking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
An examination of domestic and international legal responses to the perpetration of the various forms of human trafficking. Students will explore policy initiatives along with civil and criminal law techniques designed to punish traffickers and protect victims.
MLAW358V
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Constitutional Difficulties in the Age of Trump
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
MLAW358W
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Courts, Law and Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Law and Society minor program. Cross-listed with GVPT331. Credit only granted for GVPT331 or MLAW358W.
MLAW358Y
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Civil Rights and the Constitution
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Law and Society minor program. Jointly offered with GVPT432. Credit only granted for GVPT432 or MLAW358Y.

A study of civil rights in the American consitutional context, emphasizing freedom of religion, freedom of expression, minority discrimination, and the rights of defendants.
MLAW358Z
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Police Discretion and the 4th Amendment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
An exploration of the power police officers display when they apply their discretion to stop, question or arrest individuals. Students will dissect State and Federal Court decisions regarding appropriate use of these powers sanctioned by the Fourth Amendment.
MLAW388
Law and Society Internship
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students within the Law and Society minor.
MLAW404
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.