University of Calgary

LWSO 415 - Socio-legal Issues in Contemporary Liberal Societies - Winter 2018

An examination of the ways in which fundamental premises of legal liberalism, such as fairness, equality, and individual liberty, intersect with each other and with other key social values and premises. Contemporary challenges that may be explored in this course include privacy, the nature of the rights attached to property, the different understandings of democracy operating in different countries, and the extent to which the state should support religion.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Registration for students who have completed fewer than 90 units but more than 60 units will open on a date specified by Enrolment Services.


  • Law and Society 413, 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents) and admission to the Law and Society program.


  • Credit for Law and Society 415 and 412 will not be allowed. Course is not open to students who have completed fewer than 60 units.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2019.
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