Course - Law


Recommended Courses:

International, Environmental, and Business Law courses (several), Federal Indian Law, Intellectual Property Law


“It’s noble to be good, and nobler to teach others to be good, and less trouble.”

-Mark Twain
This curriculum joins ecological literacy in legal education to its interconnectedness with social inquiry, responsibility and justice. In essence, this class explores humanity and inhumanity in an accelerated world. It asks, as capitalism approaches universality, what are the legal, social, and community obligations that accompany global participation? Does money equal wealth? How do technological innovations displace existing culture? If public morality supposedly resounds in the law, is morality bound to perpetual consumption?

This seminar explains the economic, social, cultural, religious and political consequences of globalization, the Building of Empires, the Poetics of Culture, the Logic of Global Capitalism, consequences of Technologies, New Measurements of Progress, Economic Development, Land Use, Agriculture, and the Environment.


To be selected

Course Format

Seminar and discussion

Written Assignments

Compilation of materials/papers

Type of Exam

Meeting of Minds Character interaction

Basis for grading

Projects, papers, presentations and class discussion.

Additional Comments

Working with NGOs

Attendance and participation in all class discussions required in accordance with Section 2-110 of the College of Law Rules and Bylaws. Additionally, two tardies equal one absence.


This 3 unit class will meet during the majority part of the semester for just 2 hours each week. The additional 1/3 of the required class time will be spent in two 6 1/2 -hour conference style/symposia later in the semester.
Each of these two sessions will be on a Friday or Saturday so as not to conflict with other classes, and the dates will be provided not later than the beginning of fall classes.

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