LAW LAW 416
This course will examine the phenomenon of genocide and colonization through the lens of the legal, cultural and political constructs created by the Third Reich and those collaborators within Old Europe. Additionally, the course will examine how colonization functions in the destruction of the rule of law and in the cultures that are earmarked for colonization. Through the use of legal texts, literature, film and narrative, students will engage with material that analyzes the structure of colonialism and its effects on both the colonizer and the colonized.
An examination of the classification of property, its management and control, and its distribution upon dissolution of the community according to California law.
This course will explore the legal treatment of lesbian and gay relationships, comparing the legal status of lesbian and gay couples in the various nations with the treatment of such couples in the United States.
This course will examine the cultural, social, economic and political constructs toward a comparative exploration of jurisprudential, social, community and therapeutic responses to violence within domestic relationships in various countries. The course will provide students with an overview of existing and evolving norms that inform definitions of, causes of, and responses to family violence. While the course will emphasize similarities and differences between the legal recognition and framing of family violence in various jurisdictions, course study will also draw from various disciplines, including sociology, women studies, psychiatry, psychology, anthropology and social work, which influence and forecast the trajectory of domestic violence jurisprudence in both countries. Course work will also focus on how culture, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age and race inform the availability and efficacy of interventions for domestic violence victims in various jurisdictions.
This course will survey and compare issues in family law in various countries. Laws governing the formation of the family, traditional and alternative family structures, gender role expectations, same sex unions, marital laws and the division of property at the termination of the marriage may be covered.
This course introduces students to comparative law concepts within the context of our present age of globalization. Coverage comprises analysis and comparison of civil law and common law traditions from around the world. The class explores case and codified law, constitutions, governmental processes and legal perspectives. Key topics considered may include differing forms of democracy, the impacts of constitutional content, relationships between, and functioning of, the traditional branches of government, privacy, equality, freedom of expression and economic and social rights. Selected legal systems from nations within Europe, Asia, Africa and North America are emphasized.
It is commonly presumed that constitutions in the Middle Eastern Islamic states have generally been written to augment political authority, and constitutionalism has often been considered at most a secondary goal. This course examines the relationship between constitutionalism and democracy in Islamic law states.
This course is a survey of how different legal systems, secular and religious, construct and regulate various aspects of human sexuality. Among the topics we may discuss are marriage as a socio-legal institution, minority sexualities, sex work and pornography in different countries including the U.S., India, Turkey, Brazil and Israel.
This course examines various aspects of the rights of celebrities, including the origin of protection, the philosophy of protection, scope of protection (both pre and post-mortem), remedies, defenses, and limitations on those rights under state and federal law in the United States, and compares the treatment of those issues in the U.S. with the treatment of analogous rights and issues under the laws of other countries, treaties (such as the European Convention on Human Rights), and agreements such as the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.
Students will participate in an interscholastic intellectual property moot court competition in compliance with the rules and regulations of such competitions. Credit will be offered only for one semester even if work spans more than one semester. Enrollment will be dependent on approval by a faculty advisor and/or adjunct couches. Enrollment will be limited to competing students and the course will be offered only in instances when the school will field a team.