Ucsc Legal Studies Course Catalog

To ensure a smooth transition to UC Santa Cruz and timely completion of the major, transferring students should meet with the bachelor`s advisor as soon as possible to discuss a two-year senior planner and course enrollment. Completion of LGST 10 in the first trimester provides a timely explanation of the major (required in the second term of enrolment). 146. Philosophy of law. * Study of selected problems of jurisprudence: « legal argumentation » and social policy, rules and individual cases, mental component in law, punishment and responsibility, causality and debt, freedom and paternalism, etc. (Also offered as philosophy 146. Students cannot receive credits for either course.) J. New introduction to the subjects of legal philosophy. Begins by discussing some notoriously difficult legal cases. These motivate students to think more generally about how to theorize about law and legality. The course concludes with an examination of a handful of modern legal issues from a philosophical perspective. The course challenges students to formulate and defend their positions on classical and contemporary legal debates and provides them with moral and legal philosophy tools to work with.

121. Black Policy and Federal Social Policy. F Study of changes in the political and economic status of African Americans in the 20th century; Particular emphasis is placed on the role of national politics since 1933 and the importance of racism in the political development of the United States in the 20th century. (Also available as Policy 121. Students cannot receive credits for either course.) Registration is limited to law programs during priority registration. (General Education Code(s): E.) Mr. Brown 116. Rechtsvergleichung. * Examines legal systems and legal rules around the world to better understand the factors that have shaped both legal growth and change. Particular attention will be paid to the differences between common law and civil law, the changes brought about by the European Union and the extension of legal standards worldwide. (Also available as Policy 116. Students cannot receive credits for either course.) Registration is limited to law programs, only during priority registration.

Staff students will take a total of 11 law degree programs – 2 lower division courses and 9 upper division courses. The law major provides a broad academic platform from which students can pursue many different career paths and/or further study. Our program alumni work in many fields: law and advocacy, government, nonprofits, education, health and community services, technology and software engineering, business, consulting and accounting, entertainment industry, media, journalism, and communications. Our alumni also succeed in earning college degrees in many fields. While law school is often of interest to students considering law school or a career in law, the major is not designed as a « pre-supervisor » or preparation for law school. (Students considering law school should visit the Career Centre website and the pre-law coach. 132. California Water Law and Policy. F explores the rich history and fundamental legal concepts surrounding water in California.

Students identify, evaluate, and discuss some critical water policy issues facing Californians today and in the future. (Also available as Policy 132. Students cannot receive credits for either course.) R. Langridge 120A. Congress, President and Court of Justice in American politics. F The examination of the political development, behavior, performance, and importance of U.S. central government institutions emphasizes the historical development of each branch and their relationship to each other, including changes in relative power and constitutional responsibilities. (Also available as Policy 120A. Students cannot receive credits for either course.) Prerequisite(s): Meet entry-level writing and composition requirements.

Meets the demands of American history and institutions. D. Wirls 183. Frauen in der Wirtschaft. * Examination of the roles of men and women in economic life, past and present. Topics include occupational structure, human capital acquisition, income distribution, poverty and wage inequality. The role of government in managing the economic gender gap is examined. (Also available as Economy 183. Students cannot receive credits for either course.) Prerequisite(s): Meet entry-level writing and composition requirements; Economy 1, 2 and 100A; Economy 113 highly recommended.

(General Education Code(s): W.) L. Kletzer an understanding of the uniqueness of legal institutions and practices from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives; Philosophy course. (For course descriptions, see the Philosophy section of this catalogue.) 151. Legal Policy. F reveals important debates in politics and law about the functions of courts, litigation and rights – and the political nature of the law itself. The course is interdisciplinary and draws on literature in political science, law and sociology. (Also available as Policy 151. Students cannot receive credits for either course.) Enrollment was limited to politics, law, and Latin American and Latin American studies/politics combined during the priority period. Der Stab 105D.

Political thought of the late 20th century. * The politics of identity and recognition as the basis of institutional legitimacy and social struggles at the end of the 20th century. Conflicting views on Hegel`s master-slave dialectic are used to link Sartre, Fanon, Bataille, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Lacan, Levinas, Derrida, Deleuze, Zizek, and Badiou to contemporary concerns. (Also known as Politik 105D. Students cannot receive credits for either course.) Registration is limited to law courses during the priority period. R. Meister the ability to critically analyze and evaluate arguments about legal theories, practices and institutions based on logic and evidence and from diverse interdisciplinary perspectives; and 109. Legal theory.

* Provides a systematic exploration of alternative concepts of the nature of law, including positivism, natural law, formalism, realism, pragmatism, and theories of justice. Additional emphasis on the nature of the right; the relationship between law and morality, rights and other legal concepts; and philosophical debates such as critical legal studies and critical racial theory. Registration is limited to law programs, only during priority registration. Staff understand the role of law and legal institutions in society as a whole, including the social, political and economic context in which they operate; 10. Introduction to Legal Procedures. F Introduction to American and comparative legal institutions and practices. Examines various areas of law, from tort to civil rights and international human rights. Why is America portrayed as an activist legal culture? Why is the law being used to decide so many issues, from presidential elections to car accidents? can resolve disputes that have historically led to war and violence; Is the legal system fair and/or efficient and, if so, for whom and under what conditions? (General Education Code(s): IS.) Staff 196.

Senior Capstone. W Examines related legal issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Both focus largely on the relationship between law as a distinct system and law as an attempt to achieve justice, which requires that law remain open to claims of political morality in general. To what extent are legal norms within a separate system called « law » and to what extent are political law claims in general relevant to the question of what law is? Prerequisite(s): Meet entry-level writing and composition requirements. Enrollment is limited to majors in advanced legal studies. (General Education Code(s): W.) Staff 27 Merrill College (831) 459-2056 legalstudies@ucsc.edu reg.ucsc.edu/catalog/html/programs_courses/lgstPS.html 150. Kinder und das Gesetz. * Examines the legal rights of children. Topics may include juvenile justice, gang offenses, freedom of expression and internet censorship, religious rights, custody and support, adoption, foster care, sexual abuse and harassment, special needs, public services, and medical care. Registration is limited to law courses during the priority period.