Lecture Notes Jan 11, 2011

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University of Toronto St. George
Woodsworth College Courses
Marianna Valverde

Legal Regulation of Morality Socio-legal studies: a view brief introduction to the key principles Overview of course readings, assignments, and general expectations (no slides) Grading Assignments: contact Anita [email protected] Course webmaster: Andrea [email protected] Crim students: going beyond criminal law to examine legal processes more broadly, and gaining insight into moral effects of law. Socio-legal studies: Law in practice versus law in the books. 1940s and 1950sback to doctrinal law teaching 1960s: new social movements stimulate law and society movement, socio-legal research European sociology of law tradition. If really want to understand law you really need to go out there and see what it has. Law in action: socio-legal studies E.g.. if you study inspector gadget study law in action With the rise of the 1960s, it was then socio legal studies came. In Europe, it was much more theoretical, it theorized law from a sociological perspective. Socio-legal studies principle one: the fluditiy and pluralism of law****** Law does not have a fixed boundary law isnt just what is taught at law school, not what just the law says, e.g. stopsigns, airport security (airport security is more pluralism-it ie the measures the airport security without passing anything to parliament) health and safety regulation, etc. Internet regulation is a huge part of law in technology. Intellectual property law that is how bill gates gets so rich. (hugely important) Formal sate law shades into regulation, b oth state and private (e.g. university codes of conduct) so for example, if you get expelled for plagaraism, not law part of the state, but private law. Formal law coexists with informal or customary law. Customary law is unwritten law. There is a customary unwritten law of what people do in class. What are some of the tenants? Not talking in class, you just wouldnt think of doing it. www.notesolution.com
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