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Courses - Fall 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
MLAW358T
Selected Topics in Law and Society; Tackling Trafficking: The Legal System's Responses to Human Trafficking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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.
MLAW378D
Special topics in Law and Society; Electoral Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
MLAW378F
Special topics in Law and Society; Land, Shelter, and Social Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
From the evolution of tenant rights in the 20th century to the mortgage crisis of 2008, housing and land rights and disputes have figured prominently in how societies are shaped and develop over time. This course aims to explore some aspects of the diverse and increasingly complex body of laws, policies, and attempted solutions related to housing and land in a largely unequal world and society. How has private land ownership changed societies in the modern era? What is the role of the state in addressing housing shortages and injustices related to land and housing? What does a fundamental human right to housing look like in the real world? These issues, and others, including urbanization, re-colonization, climate change, and discrimination form the core of a course that will provide students with both local, national and international perspectives on a fundamental issue for all humans living today - shelter and sustenance.
MLAW388
Law and Society Internship
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students within the Law and Society minor.
MLAW404
(Perm Req)
Law & Society Capstone: Implications of Technology on Law & Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
MLAW412
Appellate Advocacy 2
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: MLAW411.
Recommended: MLAW304.
By the end of this class, and with proper supervision, students should be able to competently brief and argue an appeal before any appellate court in the country. The skills taught in this class also transfer to other contexts that demand clear legal analysis, efficient and comprehensive legal research, excellent writing, and effective oral advocacy.