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SOCIOL 4509:
Sociology of Law

Spring 2023 Calendar

This course meets
Wednesdays and Fridays 11:10am - 12:30pm EST

This is a tentative reading list for the course.

Introduction to the Class & Introduction to the Sociology of Law

January 11/13


Durkheim and the Law

January 18/20

Durkheim - Introduction

January 25

Durkheim on Contracts and Property

Weber and the Law

January 27

Introduction to Weber

February 1/3

The Rationality and the Reasonable Man

February 8: Exam 1: Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2, and Assigned Readings.

Marx and the Law

February 10/15

Intro to Marx and the Law

February 17/22/24

Cooling the Mark

Sociological Jurisprudence

March 1/3

Legal Realism and CLS

March 8/10

CRT and Feminist Jurisprudence

Functionalism/Legal Evolution

March 22

Introduction to Functionalist Perspectives

March 24

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

March 29 - Exam 2:  Introduction, Chapters 3, 4, & 5, and Assigned Readings.

Legal Semiotics

March 31

Introduction to Legal Semiotics

April 5/7

Legal Semiotic Analysis

Postmodern Perspectives

April 12/14

Discourse Analysis

April 19/21

Quantum Legal Theory

April 26 at 12:00pm - Exam 3:  Introduction, Chapters 6 & 7, and Assigned Readings.
Link to University final exam schedule.


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