SOC240H1: Sociology of Law



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This course asks students to think critically about the role of law in society, and to develop a sociological understanding of law and legal institutions. The course will include theoretical approaches to understanding the role of law and legal authority, and the constitutive ways in which law affects, shapes, and is negotiated in everyday life. In addition, attention will be paid to the legal profession, including empirical research on lawyers, legal careers, and their relationship to fields of practice, with an emphasis on the relationship between the structure of the legal profession and law as a democratic institution.

SOC293H1 (Topics: Sociology of Law), offered in Summer 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2019, SOC396H1 (Topics: Sociology of Law), offered in Winter 2013
Distribution Requirements
Social Science
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)