MLAW - MPower Undergraduate Law Programs

MLAW100 Justice and the Law (3 Credits)

An exploration into the relationship between justice and law, including psychological, philosophical, political and legal approaches to justice, as well as an analytical framework for understanding human rights.

Restriction: Course enrollment is restricted to students in the College Park Scholars Justice and Legal Thought Program (CPJT).

MLAW150 Law in a Just Society (3 Credits)

An exploration of the theoretical questions relating to such fundamental questions of jurisprudence as "what is law?" and "how can law be deployed as both an enemy and ally of justice?

Restriction: Must be in the College Park Scholars - Justice and Legal Thought program.

MLAW217 Mock Trial (3 Credits)

Experience the excitement and reward of arguing, and perhaps winning your client's case in court. Mock Trial is designed for students who are interested in learning practical techniques for shaping the evidence, using the law, and exploiting the courtroom to create a coherent and convincing case theory.Also offered as: GVPT217.

Credit Only Granted for: MLAW217, GVPT217, or GVPT319A.

Formerly: GVPT319A.

MLAW298 Special Topics in Legal Studies (1-3 Credits)

Substantive and experiential approaches to legal phenomena. Topics vary.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

MLAW304 Introduction to Law and Social Inquiry (3 Credits)

An exploration of the relationship between law and society from an interdisciplinary perspective. Major themes cover the impact of law on society, society on law and social change.

Restriction: Must be in the Law and Society (MLAW) minor.

MLAW305 Law and Legal Institutions in Social Context (3 Credits)

An exploration of case law, statutes, and regulations separately and together in their social context.

Prerequisite: MLAW304.

Restriction: Must be a student in the Law and Society Minor.

MLAW358 Selected Topics in Law and Society (3 Credits)

An interdisciplinary exploration of topics in law and society. Major scholarly interpretations of specific substantive fields of law.

Restriction: Must be in the Law and Society Minor.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

MLAW377 The Legal Profession (3 Credits)

Designed to introduce students to a variety of legal fields. The course is designed to combine social science literature about the legal profession with real world experiences with lawyers and legal workers. It will address questions about law as a profession, field of advocacy and as a business.

Restriction: Must be in the Law and Society Minor.

MLAW388 Law and Society Internship (1-4 Credits)

Participation in the Law and Society Internship (LASI) offers students the opportunity to enhance their education through practical skill building in the realm of law-related professionals.

Repeatable to: 7 credits.

MLAW404 Law & Society Capstone: Implications of Technology on Law & Society (3 Credits)

An exploration of the implications of technology on law and society from a variety of perspectives.Significant issues will be taken from contemporary scholarship and court cases.

Restriction: Student must be enrolled in the Law and Society minor.