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LWS 443 Theoretical Foundations of Law & Society

LWS 443.  Theoretical Foundations of Law & Society.  3 Credits.   S   

This course examines classic texts from institutional, functional, and economic theories of law that have served as the basis for Law & Society research. It then considers the continued development of those classical theories to make sense of important current social and legal problems. Students will practice using theory to make sense of puzzling empirical patterns, and developing theoretical explanations of their own.. This course is offered at the 400 and 700 level with additional assignments at the 700 level. Not available to students with credit in LWS 643 or LWS 743. Prerequisite: LWS 330.