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JUSTICE, LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY

JLC-496
Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic.

JLC-496
002
JUSTICE, LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

The Rule of Law and Due Process

A commitment to rule of law and due process of law is a defining feature of Western legal tradition, but what do these phrases mean? This course examines common interpretations and applications of these concepts in diverse systems of law. The central features and historical development of legal procedures in the criminal justice, civil justice, and administrative systems are compared. Legal procedure is an essential component of systems of jurisprudence and provides the methods and means for applying substantive law. It also reveals, inter alia, a legal system's values, priorities, and applications. Meets with JLC-603 001.

JLC-496
003
JUSTICE, LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Selected Topics: Non-recurring (1-6)

Advanced Topics in the Law

This course examines three broad areas of jurisprudence: U.S. constitutional law; international law; and current topics such as intellectual property, corporate, health, and environmental law. The course also focuses on selected elements of legal research, writing, and advocacy. The pedagogy of the course presumes the student has a basic understanding of judicial review, case law, statutory or regulatory interpretation, federalism, and the federal separation of powers.