3/12 Law’s Relationship to Society II: The Theoretical Tradition of Karl Marx Bonsignore, John J. et al. 2005. Before the Law: An Introduction to the Legal Process.Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Sections 5.0-5.1 and 4.1.
7 SECTION: Reading Response Paper #2 Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores (2014). After reading excerpts from this case, answer the following prompt: How do you think Marx (or a Marxist) would interpret the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision? The paper needs to be 1-2 double spaced pages. You will turn in a hardcopy of the paper to your Teaching Assistant during your section meeting. Late papers will not be accepted. 3/24 Law’s Relationship to Society III: The Theoretical Tradition of Emile Durkheim Erickson, Kai. 1963. Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance. New York: John Wiley and Sons (read selected excerpts). 3/26 Law’s Relationship to Society IV: Critical Legal Studies Carbado, Devon W., and Daria Roithmayr. 2014. “Critical Race Theory Meets Social Science.” Annual Review of Law and Social Science 10: 149-167. SECTION: Reading Quiz #5 Rakoff, Jed S. 2014. “Why Innocent People Plead Guilty,” The New York Review of Books, November 20. Swartz, Robert, and Michael M. Baylson. 2014. “Plea Bargains & Prosecutors: An Exchange,” The New York Review of Books, December 18. 3/31 Law’s Relationship to Society V: Instrumentalism Duggan, Paul. 2007. “Lawyer Who Wiped Out D.C. Ban Says It’s About Liberties, Not Guns,” Washington Post, March 18. Swift, Aisling. 2008. “Naples Man Behind Major Supreme Court Decision Plays as Hard as He Works,” Naples Daily, June 26. Liptak, Adam. 2010. “Justices Offer Receptive Ear to Business Interests,” New York Times, December 18. 4/2 Civil Rights Litigation: Guest Speaker: Stephen Wasby, Professor Emeritus, University at Albany (SUNY) Belton, Robert (as edited by Stephen L. Wasby). 2014. “How GriggsCame to Be.” Journal of Supreme Court History39: 425-443. SECTION: Reading/Film Quiz #6 Watch the film The Road to Brownprior to section (). 4/7 Can Law Change Society? School Desegregation I Strum, Phillipa. 2014. “‘We Always Tell Our Children They are Americans’: Mendez v. Westminsterand the Beginning of the End of School Segregation.”Journal of Supreme Court History39: 307-328.
8 4/9 Can Law Change Society? School Desegregation II