312 Laws Relationship to Society II The Theoretical Tradition of Karl Marx

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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 Scie nce 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,” N ew 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 Griggs Came to Be.” Journal of Supreme Court History 39: 425-443. SECTION: Reading/Film Quiz #6 Watch the film The Road to Brown prior to section ( ). 4/7 Can Law Change Society? School Desegregation I Strum, Phillipa. 2014. “‘We Always Tell Our Children They are Americans’: Mendez v. Westminster and the Beginning of the End of School Segregation.” Journal of Supreme Court History 39: 307- 328.
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