Sociology of Law
Address each part of the question and in your analysis cite a broad range of specific course materials (particularly reading and lectures; about 7-10 different sources from the course per question is typical), bringing in and citing reading, lectures, other course materials, and your own ideas. Your use of evidence and argument should demonstrate you understand the course material and support your own view well. Number your pages and start each essay with the question number (e.g., #1, #4; dont retype the question). A cover page or folder is unnecessary.
Proofread your work carefully for organization, coherence, grammar, punctuation, and spelling to make your points clear and eliminate errors. Quote precisely, use quotation marks accurately, and give page numbers for all quotes and close paraphrases, e.g., (Text, p. 30).
Citing outside references isnt required but give full references for any outside sources on a separate. Most or all your essays citations will be to our course materials, which you may cite within your papers text (without a separate References page) like this:
-for Taking Sides articles: cite the specific articles author, e.g., (Alito in TS, p. 232).
2. What role doesand what role shouldU.S. law play in relation to for-profit corporations in arenas, issues, and cases the course covers (e.g., regarding the legal profession, employment and labor law, free speech, equality and discrimination, (1.PRIVACY & SECURITY) and military power, education and school facilities, (2. FILE SHARING & COPYRIGHT LAWS), white-collar and street crime, property, torts and tort reform, (3.PRISONS) ,interrogation and torture, (4.FIREARMS), monopoly and competition, civil procedure and due process, and contracts)? Doesand shouldthe law serve the private interest, the public interest, or both? Explain how and why the law works the way you believe it does in serving the private or the public interest (or both). Discuss arenas, issues, and cases the course covers (such as those above or others you choose) and cite specific course materials in your essay.
The essay will be evaluated on four things:
-effective and accurate summary of class material;
-breadth and range: important points covered; inclusivenot too thin or short;
-ability to apply, interpret, and criticize course material and use your own ideas (not just parroting); and
-expression: organization, coherence, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure.
I have attached 4 sources from the text book, Taking Sides Clashing Views on Legal Issues, I’ve numbered the topics that I chose to be written about. You can choose three other topics and use 3 outside sources for them as well.