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Fall 2022
7397 WRS: Law and Social Theory - MORALES- 24598

Professor(s): Daniel Morales (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  TTH  Location: 213 

Course Outline: In this seminar you will learn to analyze law in conversation with a variety of social theories. We will read a selection of authors from the Frankfurt School of social theory, Harvard Legal Studies movement, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, post-structuralism, post-colonialism and race and law. With the insights of these authors in mind, we will then reflect on the applicability of their social visions and insights to legal adjudication, education, and practice.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.



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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Conditional Availability (not for required credits)

Course Materials (4/19/2022 10:58:14 AM)

No book required for this course

Course Materials: There is no assigned book for this course. Readings will be tentative and change. As an example, chapters from The Politics of Law by David Kairys, books by Derrick Bell, Kimberle Crenshaw, Mari Matsuda and Richard Delgado. Please come to class prepared to discuss all the readings assigned for that day.