SOSC 2350 Tuesday 10 th September
What is law and society?
Law is in the domain of the social
It is not autonomous or self-contained
It is a human, and thus a social institution
Law impacts the social and the social impacts the law
What is interdisciplinary?
A crossing of; “between”
We study law, legality and legal issues by using methodologies and
theories that are not solely legal
We draw on research and methodologies from other disciplines to
enhance our study and critique of law, legality, and legal issues
We bridge the study of the legal with other disciplines – history,
economics, international development, sociology, anthropology,
criminology, semiotics, literary studies, women’s studies, and
Law is everywhere!
Well, where exactly is it? Examples?