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UT Law School Classes - Spring 2013

Law and Social Movements

Instructor: Torres, G Credits: 3 Course ID: 397S Unique #29810
     Day    Time   Location
   Wednesday 3:45 pm - 5:35 pm TNH 3.115
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Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must have at least 43 credit hours to register.

Description
This seminar will endeavor to explore and to better explicate the relationship between cultural, political and legal change.  We will take insights from cognate disciplines and activities to explore the way society evolves both pragmatically and normatively with specific attention to enduring legal changes.  We will try and better understand the narrative construal of reality:  how do stories impact and define the ways we understand the world and our place in it.  Finally we will take our understandings derived from the first three goals just described and to apply them to the work that lawyers do.  This includes the internal and external roles that lawyers play:  How do you become a more role literate participant in social change.  For this class it especially emphasizes the actual formal legal work that lawyers do and the roles that they play in relationship to the organizing process and the building of a movement.