Criminal Justice-COAS | Law & Society: Cross-Cultural Perspective
P340 | 2931 | 0001 Luskin


This course will examine the roles of law and legal institutions and
processes in our lives.  We will consider the relation of law to
social, economic, and political systems, including analyses of the
impact of law and legal change.


Readings:  Reading for the course will come from a text and from a
packet of readings drawn from a variety of disciplines and
perspectives.  Sample readings might include:


Donohue, John. 1998. "The Legal Response to Discrimination:  Does Law
Matter?"  In HOW DOES LAW MATTER?, edited by Bryant Garth and Austin
Sarat.  Evanston, Illinois:  Northwestern University Press.


Casper, Jonathon, Tom Tyler, and Bonnie Fisher.  1988.  "Procedural
Justice in Felony Cases."   LAW & SOCIETY  REVIEW 22:483-507.

Feldman, Eric. 2000.  "Blood Justice: Courts, Conflict, and
Compensation in Japan, France, and the United States."  LAW & SOCIETY
REVIEW 34:651-701.


Laumann, and Ethen Michelson.  1998.  "The Changing Character of
Lawyers' Work: Chicago in 1975 and 1995."  LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW 32:
751-775.

Requirements:  Class meetins will combine lecture, group discussions,
and in-class exercises.  Students' performance will be evaluated
through exercises, short essay papers, and examinations.



Class Meeting: Th, 2:30-5:00, SY 103


Instructor:  Professor Mary Lee Luskin, Criminal Justice Department