SJUS 4050 - Law and Social Justice


This course analyzes the relationship between legal institutions, inequality, and the ability of social groups to produce fundamental social change.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Describe ways in which law can be seen as both an instrument of positive social change and a means of confirming existing social arrangements and resisting social change.
  2. Compare theoretical perspectives on law, justice, and society.
  3. Critically analyze case studies concerning the struggles to achieve justice and involvement in legal processes and institutions by particular groups and individuals.
  4. Examine a selection of issues such as gender politics, ethnicity, race, indigenous politics, sexual orientation, class, and economic struggles, social dissent, and the experience of non-traditional and minority populations.

Credit Hours

Organizational Leadership & Criminal Justice


  • SJUS 3000

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