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SOCIOL 4509:
Sociology of Law

Autumn 2022 Calendar

This course is meets
Wednesdays and Fridays 12:45pam - 2:05pm EST

This is a tentative reading list for the course.

Introduction to the Class & Introduction to the Sociology of Law

August 24/26


Durkheim and the Law

August 31

Durkheim - Introduction

September 2

Durkheim on Contracts and Property

Weber and the Law

September 7

Introduction to Weber

September 9/14

The Rationality and the Reasonable Man

September 16: Exam 1: Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2, and Assigned Readings.

Marx and the Law

September 21/23

Intro to Marx and the Law

September 28

Cooling the Mark

Sociological Jurisprudence

September 30/October 5

Legal Realism and CLS

October 7/12

CRT and Feminist Jurisprudence

Functionalism/Legal Evolution

October 19

Introduction to Functionalist Perspectives

October 21/26

Black's Theory of Law & Bridging the Gap between Sociology of Law and Jurisprudence: Natural Law/Positive Law/Morality and Law

October 28 - Exam 2:  Introduction, Chapters 3, 4, & 5, and Assigned Readings.

Legal Semiotics

November 2/4

Introduction to Legal Semiotics

November 9/16

Legal Semiotic Analysis

Postmodern Perspectives

November 18/30

Discourse Analysis

December 2/7

Quantum Legal Theory

December 12 at 4:00pm - Exam 3:  Introduction, Chapters 6 & 7, and Assigned Readings.
Link to University final exam schedule


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