Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
- 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.
- Compare theoretical perspectives on law, justice, and society.
- Critically analyze case studies concerning the struggles to achieve justice and involvement in legal processes and institutions by particular groups and individuals.
- 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.