Law and Society

2500-102:
Discipline: Sociology
Instructor: Burkoff
Credits: 3
Day: C
Start: 1355
End: 1510
Field Work: Day 1 - Piraeus - Sunday, 14 July | Greece
Prerequisites: None Download Syllabus

Law reflects what a society values and seeks to protect, and what it fears and attempts to
prevent. This course will explore the roles of judges, lawyers, and other actors. We will study
how societies resolve disputes, both in the courts and with negotiation, community justice, and
reconciliation; how societies decide what to prohibit, require, or punish; and how the impact of a
legal system may be affected by race, class, or gender. Our focus will be on the United States as
well as the diverse legal cultures that are part of our Voyage.

Field Work

Country: Greece
Day: 1 - Piraeus - Sunday, 14 July

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