Levin College of Law
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Law and Anthropology

Course Number: LAW 6936 Credits: 2

In this seminar, we will assume a balanced reciprocity between Law and Anthropology, wherein neither is independent of nor subordinate to the other. Some of the topics to be examined and discussed include: 1) the nature of law in societies characterized by differing levels of socio-political-economic complexity; 2) the impacts of Western influences on non-Western law; 3) legal pluralism/semi-autonomous socio-cultural-legal fields; 4) the proposition that a universal human nature influences legal developments (especially human rights law) cross-culturally.