University of ChicagoLaw Review 1991: 555-573 [PDF]Critique: Roberts, Dorothy from Killing the Black Body New York: Pantheon Books, 1997, pp. 226-245 [PDF]February 6: Law and social solidarityReadings:Durkheim, Emil “Types of Law in Relation to Types of Social Solidarity”from The Division of Labor in Society [PDF]Critique: Reiman, Jeffery, “A Crime by Any Other Name” The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison, Boston: Beacon Press, 1990, pp. 12-46 [PDF]February 11: Marxism and law Readings:Engels, Frederich, “Morality, Law and Equality” [PDF]Cloke, Kenneth, “The Economic Basis of Law and the State” [PDF]Hunt, Alan “Law, the State and Class Struggle” [PDF]February 13 -February 18: Social conflict, legal domination and legitimationReadings:Weber, Max, selections from Economy and Society [PDF] Bourdieu, Pierre, “The Force of Law: Toward a Sociology of the Juridical Field:” Hastings Law Journal 38 (1987): 805-853 [PDF]Unit II: Law and the Constitution of SocietyFebruary 20: Tort law and the state (1)Readings: Lieberman, Jethro “Right of Redress: Toward a Fiduciary Ethic,” from The LitigiousSociety [PDF]West Coast Hotel v. Parrish 300 US 379 (1937) [PDF]February 25: Tort law and the state (2)
4Readings:Haltom and McCann Distorting the Law: Politics, the Media and the Litigation Crisis (2004) Ch. 3 [PDF]Galanter, Mark, “Why the Haves Come Out Ahead: Speculations on theLimits of Legal Change” Law and Society Review, 1.9 (Autumn, 1974): 95-160 [PDF]February 27: Neo-liberalism and the war on crime Readings: Waquant, Loic, “From Slavery to Mass Incarceration” New Left ReviewFoucault, Michel “The Carceral” from Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison Gottschalk, Caught, pp. 1-16March 3: Prison ‘reform’ post-2008Reading:Gottschalk, Caught, Chapters 2-3 March 5: The ‘New Jim Crow’ DebateReading:Gottschalk, Caught, Chapters 6-7March 10: The Rotating Door: Reentry and RecidivismReadings:Gottschalk, Caught, Chapter 4-5MARCH 12: MIDTERM EXAM March 17: The Prison Outside the PrisonReading:Gottschalk, Caught, Chapter 11March 19: Presentation: Underground Scholars Initiative, U.C. BerkeleySpring Break March 24 and 26March 31: Whither Human Rights?