Advanced material in which the instructor has specialized knowledge through research and study. Topics may include the death penalty, terrorism, psychology of the jury, ethics and morality, immigration, therapeutic jurisprudence, and juveniles tried as adults. Prereq: JUST 401, 501.
Section Comments: (JUST 701.02) Full Title: Just War? From Gettysburg to Gitmo - Laws, War, and Justice in the U.S.
Only listed classes in section: Senior
Only listed majors in section: JUSTICE STUDIES
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Additional Course Details:
The trials of President Lincoln’s killers. Limits on free speech during World War I. The Nuremburg war crimes trials. The assassination of Admiral Yamamoto during World War II. The G.I. Bill. Gitmo. These are some of the topics that we will analyze in this course. Focusing on American examples, in this senior seminar we will study the interactions of laws, war, and society in order to assess the roles of justice and law during crises to learn when and how—or whether—the rule of law and justice can be maintained in prevention, combat, containment, and resolution. How do they shape our society, and how does American society shape these issues? Laws and war are still with us, as are questions about justice, so what can we learn from the past?