Fall 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LAWP 240-01 Criminal Procedure
Instructor: Edward Guido
Course Description:
This course will examine the constitutional rights that suspects and defendants have in the criminal justice system. Special attention will be given to the right against unreasonable searches and seizures, the right against self- incrimination, and the right to an attorney. Prerequisites: POSC 120 or permission of the instructor.
1500:MR   DENNY 317
LAWP 255-01 Philosophy of Law
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PHIL 255-01. Fundamental problems of legal philosophy are considered, including the nature of law, the justification of legal authority, the relationship between legality and morality, the nature of judicial decision-making, theories of punishment, and/or issues involved in civil disobedience. Prerequisites: a previous course in philosophy or major standing in Law and Policy or Political Science. This course is cross-listed as PHIL 255.
0930:MWF   DENNY 304
LAWP 290-01 Comparative Law
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-01. This course explores most of the major legal traditions of the world. We will begin by considering the concepts, functions and methods of comparative legal study. We will consider broad and specific distinctions between the common law and civil law traditions, with special emphasis on two common law systems (the United States and the United Kingdom) and two civil law systems (France and Germany). We then examine the EU legal system. We conclude by evaluating the historical and institutional development of legal cultures by considering the systems of Jewish, Islamic and Hindu law. Some of the questions we will try to answer are: Why did certain societies develop certain legal cultures? Are certain legal systems best suited to certain social arrangements? What is the relationship between religious law and municipal law? How do different legal traditions attempt to achieve the sometimes competing social, legal and governmental goals of order and justice? What role do constitutions and courts play in maintaining the rule of law?
1030:TR   DENNY 303
Courses Offered in PMGT
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PMGT 301-01 Policy and Leadership
Instructor: James Hoefler
Course Description:
This course will focus both on traditional (top-down)and other less traditional models of leadership (bottom-up, e.g., grass roots advocacy, consensus building, and other less hierarchical models of shared leadership). Leadership in a variety of organizational contexts (e.g., public, private, and non-profit sectors) will be covered, and ethics will be an important theme woven throughout the course. Prerequisite: LPPM 200.
1330:R   BOSLER 222
PMGT 401-01 Policy Management Seminar
Instructor: James Hoefler
Course Description:
This course will serve as a capstone experience for Policy Management majors. It will echo the key principles covered in the Foundations class, including an appreciation for (1) fluid interdisciplinarity, (2) the contingent nature of knowledge, (3) connections to the wider world beyond the college, (4) principle-based models of leadership, (5) the meaningful application of ethics, and (6) the role of stakeholder values in problem analysis and decision making processes. Emphasis will be placed on acclimating students to the processes of complex problem solving that exist in a variety of contexts, including the public, non-profit, and private sectors, as well as in various comparative cross-cultural settings. "Policy Management" majors conclude their academic study of the various frameworks, orientations, stakeholders, and value sets that exist in different policy contexts by completing a comprehensive, hands-on policy management exercise. Prerequisites: LPPM 200.
1330:T   DENNY 212