Welcome - Sociology of Law SOSA 3285   Sociology of Law
This course is a sociological examination of law both as a mechanism of social regulation and as a field of knowledge. It explores classical and contemporary critical and mainstream theoretical contributions to the Sociology of Law, as well as the relationship between social science and law. The primary focus is on law in Canadian society, with some comparative analysis of other state-based, Indigenous, and international legal systems. The course will include specific explorations into topics including the sociology of the courtroom, the sociology of rights, the sociology of law enforcement, and examinations of economic, racial, gendered, and colonial injustices in the structure and practice of law. Approved with Law, Justice and Society programs.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: One SOSA 1000 level course or FYP or LAWS 2510