LAS 337M • LAW & DEMOCRACY IN LATIN AMERICA
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
By the end of the course you will have acquired some basic information about Latin American legal systems and about the recent history of democracy in the region. More importantly, however, you will have a greater understanding of what a robust democracy should look like, where different countries fall short and why it might be so hard to implement the rule of law. You should be able to engage in a discussion about the role courts and laws do play, should play and can play in the (democratic) political systems of Latin America, and the possibility of improving that role. The grade is based on class participation - you will need to come to class prepared - quizzes and two exams.