2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

LAW 211 Civil Disobedience, Urban Violence and Dissent

3 hours 

A study of the constitutional, statutory and common law as it relates to disobedience and dissent. The role of law and regulatory institutions in reconciling the need for internal order, free expression and acceptable dissent. An examination of the laws on national security (treason, rebellion, espionage, etc.) and on assembly and picketing. Special attention to violence in urban centers, racial violence, the peace movement and campus disorders.




One of the following: ENG 101, sophomore standing or above, or permission of the section instructor