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JLST 101
Introduction to Justice and Law Spring 2021
Division II

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This course will examine various aspects of America’s legal system, including its historical and constitutional underpinnings; the processes of resolving disputes, e.g., trials, plea-bargaining, and civil settlement; and the roles of diverse participants in the system, e.g., judges, jurors, litigants, lawyers, and legislators. The course will emphasize the deeply interdisciplinary nature of law, exploring the law’s intersections with politics, history, economics, anthropology, statistics, psychology, philosophy, art, sports, science, religion, and cyberspace.
The Class: Format: lecture; lecture-discussion
Limit: 40
Expected: 40
Class#: 5340
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: three papers, a final exam, and class participation; attendance is mandatory; Williams' honor code applies to all assignments
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-years and sophomores
Distributions: Division II

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