Violence and the Law


Course Code:
LAW 2016
2 - 3
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


This seminar will explore how the law thinks about violence. Across various legal domains—e.g., criminal law, criminal procedure, juvenile justice, immigration, domestic violence, family law, civil rights, free speech, firearms regulation—we will study when and to what extent the law marks off violence as a category of distinct concern, how violence is defined, and what ideas the law reflects about how violence operates. Students may elect to write a substantial research paper or a series of short response papers. After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from section (01) into section (02), which meets the R requirement, with consent of the instructor. Elements used in grading: Attendance, Class Participation, Response Papers or Final Paper.

Current Offerings

2017-2018 Winter

Violence and the Law LAW 2016 Section 01 Class #20478

  • 2 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 16
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Open to First-Year JD Students.

  • Tue
  • Room: William H. Neukom building 102

Violence and the Law LAW 2016 Section 02 Class #31318

  • 2 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: R -Research Requirement for Law Degree. Open to First-Year JD Students.

  • Tue
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