2020 Legal Studies Summer Courses


    Introduction to Legal Process (5 credits)

  • LGST 10

    Session 2

    Introduction to U.S. and comparative legal institutions and practices. Examines diverse areas of law from torts to civil rights to international human rights. Why is America portrayed as having an activist legal culture; why is law used to decide so many questions from presidential elections to auto accidents; can law resolve disputes that, historically, have led to war and violence; is the legal system fair and/or effective, and, if so, for whom and under what conditions?

    Proposed Instructor - Sasha Wasserstrom

    See in Schedule of Classes


  • Comparative Law (online) (5 credits)

  • LGST 116

    Session 2

    Online only class.

    Explores how countries organize their societies through legal rules. Particular attention is given to constitutional design, differences between common and civil law systems, changes brought about by the European Union, and the convergence of legal norms globally. (General Education Code(s): CC.) 

    Satisfies Public Law and Institutions or "additional requirement" to CORE courses.

    All students - restrictions lifted in summer.

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor - Jacqueline Gehring

    See in Schedule of Classes


  • Race and Law (5 credits)

  • LGST 128I

    Session 1

    An introduction to comparative and historical analyses of the relation between race and law in the U.S. Emphasis on examinations of continuous colonial policies and structural mechanisms that help maintain and perpetuate racial inequality in law, criminal justice, and jury trials. (Formerly Race and Justice) (Also offered as Sociology 128I. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. (General Education Code(s): ER.)

    Satisfies Law and Society core requirement.

    All students - restrictions lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Hiroshi Fukurai

    See in Schedule of Classes


  • Law and Politics of Memory (5 credits)

  • LGST 158

    Session 2

    Examines why we choose to memorialize some aspects of our history, but not others. What impact do those choices have on our contemporary politics and society? How may memorials help create a stronger democracy? (General Education Code(s): CC.) (Also offered as POLI 158. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.)

    Proposed Instructor - Jacqueline Gehring

    See in Schedule of Classes