PRINCIPLES OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
(LAWC-4011) - 3 UNITS

This course examines theories of social justice as well as how they are put into practice through "cause lawyering." The primary inquiry of the course will be the efficacy of legal advocacy to advance moral or political values and the role of lawyers in specific contemporary social justice movements. Students will explore how social justice should be defined as well as the structural, doctrinal and political aspects of lawyering for social change. Specific emphasis will be placed on exploring "impact lawyering" from both politically "liberal" and politically "conservative" perspectives.

Satisfies Writing Requirement  

Prerequisites:
Constitutional Law (LAWC-2003) 
or
LAW-2C03