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ADLA 114101  Family Law
The family as we know it is not simply the result of chance. Its existence is defined and reinforced by law. Examines the civil laws applicable to husband-wife and parent-child relationships, and current challenges to traditional laws. Socio-economic as well as legal aspects of marriage, adoption, abortion, divorce and child custody are considered.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Jan 19–May 11, Andrew McConville

ADSO 136501  Law and Society
Radical changes in the basic social fabric that dictate how people live, interact, communicate and work with one another create new demands for a legal system obligated to interpret and establish law. Examines emerging challenges to freedom of expression, public and private communication: cyberspace, bullying, the disparity of access to resources, family protection, national security and individual rights, and different ways of representing justice. It also explores how the balance of emotion and reason in our idea of justice “shifts” over time, corporate responsibility/irresponsibility, new definition of guilt and innocence, what is just/unjust social behavior, can citizens depend on the legal system, what holds society together.
Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 17–May 9, James Menno


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