Law 670 - The Sociology of Law

LaToya  Baldwin Clark

LaToya  Baldwin Clark

Assistant Professor of Law
B.S. University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, 2002
M.A. University of Pennsylvania, 2008
Ph.D. Stanford University, 2014
J.D. Stanford Law School, 2014
UCLA Faculty Since 2018
Course Description:

This course will introduce students to sociology as a theoretical framework through which to understand law. The course will use sociological texts liberally to examine law “on the ground” as opposed to law “on the books.” The course will place a particular emphasis on law as both a producer of and tool for dismantling societal stratification and inequality, including stratification and inequality based on race, class, gender and sexuality, and their intersections.

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to identify key sociological theories and apply them to current legal controversies. 

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
LaToya  Baldwin Clark 20S 670 SEM 1 T 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 3.0 No No