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LAWGEN 105Q: Law and Popular Culture

(Same as AMSTUD 105Q) This seminar focuses on the interface between two important subjects: law and popular culture. Before class, students will see a series of films or television shows relating to law, lawyers, and the legal system. There is also a weekly homework assignment based on materials in the assigned text and the assigned film or TV show. We will discuss the pop culture treatment of subjects such as the adversary system, good and bad lawyers, female and gay lawyers, the work life of lawyers, legal education, ethical issues, the jury system, and criminal and civil justice. The seminar discussions will draw on film theory and film-making technique to deepen understanding of the interrelationship between law and popular culture. The discussions will illuminate the ways in which pop culture products both reflect and change social views about law and lawyers. The assigned text is Michael Asimow & Shannon Mader, "Law & Popular Culture: A Course Book" (Peter Lang, 2d edition, 2013).
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Asimow, M. (PI)

LAWGEN 120: Ethics, Leadership and Public Policy

This course is primarily for Stanford undergraduates. This course will explore the ethical challenges facing leaders in business, law, and public policy. Through problems, case histories and background readings, the course will examine the qualities of ethical leadership, the situational pressures that undermine it, and the structural initiatives that can reinforce it. Topics to be considered will include: the nature and styles of leadership; the role of values in leadership; ethical decision making and influence; authority and moral accountability in the war against terror; financial, political and sexual scandals; diversity in leadership and affirmative action; leadership and social change in civil rights and same sex marriage campaigns; global leadership on corporate social responsibility and international human rights; the moral case for philanthropy, and problems of paternalism. Course Requirements; Two short (five) papers on the readings (each 15 percent of grade); consistent and constructive class participation (20 percent of grade) and one final paper (ten pages) on an ethical issue in leadership (50 percent of grade).
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-ER | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

LAWGEN 111Q: Introduction to International Human Rights

This course will study the main international human rights declarations, treaties, covenants, committees, courts and tribunals. It will look at the effect of nation states, regional bodies, and key economic and military organizations upon human rights. Categories of rights -- civil, political, social, economic and cultural -- will be analyzed, with a particular focus on the rights of women and children, and the right to culture.
Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

LAWGEN 206Q: Thinking Like a Lawyer

(Same as GSBGEN 382.) Open to and limited to non-Law graduate students at the University, this course will provide non-law students an analytical framework for understanding the core concepts of the law and familiarize students with how lawyers analyze and structure their work. This course will be taught by Vice Dean Mark Kelman and Law School faculty in their areas of expertise, with one to two classes devoted to each topic. It will introduce students to some of the foundational principles of law and will review topics such as contracts, litigation, intellectual property, securities and employment law. Students must also attend an additional TA-led discussion section each week. There will be no final exam, but completion of problem sets on various topics as well as class and section participation will be used to determine grading. 3 problem sets are required for all students. For 4 units, an additional assignment must be completed. All readings will be provided on Coursework. TGR students welcome. TGR students welcome. Elements used in grading: Class attendance and written assignments.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Kelman, M. (PI)

LAWGEN 209Q: Community Police Academy

This nine-week course aims to demystify public safety, build trust, and develop partnerships between the police department and the community it serves. Each session is taught by a different deputy and is designed to expand each participant's knowledge of the duties, responsibilities, decisions, and constraints that law enforcement officers face. Topics include laws of arrest / search & seizure, alcohol laws / DUI wet lab, patrol procedures, safety & vehicle stops, CSI vs. reality, emergency communications and defensive tactics & deadly force. In addition to the weekly class, participants are invited to attend field trips to see behind the scenes of 911 dispatch at Palo Alto Communications, practice pursuit in the driving simulators at The Academy in San Jose, visit the Santa Clara Coroner¿s office, and tour the San Jose Main Jail. The course is open to all Stanford students, staff, and residents. While this course is open to all students throughout the University, the units will not accrue to Law Degree Candidates for credit toward a degree in Law (JD, JSM, JSD, or LLM) . Prerequisites: minimum 18 years of age; valid driver's license; pass basic background check. Special Instructions: Live Scan Check
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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