2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

PG 350 - Law and Courts


An analysis of law and courts. Basic types, functions and determinants of law as well as major issues in jurisprudence. Organization and basic functions of American courts and theories of judicial decision making. The role of trial courts in criminal and civil procedures and the role of appellate courts in overseeing the activities of trial courts. The impact and role of courts in American politics. Particular focus on the roles of judges, attorneys, prosecutors, juries, police and interest groups in the judicial process. Prerequisite: PG 110, PG 111 , or permission of instructor for underclassmen; open to upperclassmen without prerequisite.