LAW 631M - Comparative Legal Systems & Their Role in Nation Building
Instructor: Robert Williams ,
Th Fr Sa 1:30 PM - 5:50 PM • January 9 - January 11 • Spring 2020
Section 001 • 1 units • Pass/Fail • In Person
The course will investigate the role that law plays in the lives of Indigenous peoples and their attempts to secure rights and exercise self-determination. It seeks to answer broad questions such as: "How does the law function to perpetuate a history of assimilation and racism?"; "How can Indigenous peoples use the law to secure rights?"; and "What role do legal institutions play in the process of Nation Building?" To answer these questions, the course draws from comparative sources with a focus on how the law can be used pragmatically to effect change.