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Education Abroad Office

Foundations of Law and Government

Area: Global Classroom
Location: London and Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Term: Summer
Faculty and Staff: Kirk Randazzo

*Students must speak with Kirk Randazzo first before completing an application through the Education Abroad Office.*

Course: POLI 391

Dates: 06/8/2024-06/23/2024

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Program Description:

The purpose of this class is to provide students with an opportunity to explore the evolution and development of law and government in a cross-cultural context. Specifically, we will examine particular legal and governmental institutions that regulate policy and resolve disputes both domestically and internationally. A portion of the class will be conducted in the United States with the remaining portions taught in England and Scotland.

Over the course of the semester students will:

  1.  Compare theories of law, governance, and democracy across different political and cultural norms and apply this knowledge to a set of global and national-level legal issues, contexts, and processes.
  2. Compare the evolution of institutions in the United States to those in England and Scotland by exploring the values, beliefs, and perspectives underlying and informing the institutions in these countries.
  3. Develop critical-thinking skills, problem-solving strategies, and the capacity to cope effectively with ambiguous or unfamiliar situations.
  4. Gain experience and insights related to careers in law and government.

Application Deadline: March 1

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