Science and Technology at the Supreme Court in Current Term|
Fall 2020 not offered
This seminar will introduce students to legal decisionmaking in the context of "disruptive" scientific and technical innovation by considering several cases that will be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court this term that concern science and technology. To contextualize the specific factual and legal disputes in these cases, students will learn about science, technology, and law as social institutions that shape each other and also shape their constituents and publics. The seminar will further consider the history and theory of the state monopoly on the use of force, which is what will be set into action by the enforcement of these court decisions.
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[sample] Sheila Jasanoff "MAKING ORDER: Law and Science in Action," in E, Hackett et al., eds., Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, 3rd ed. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007)
Susan S. Silbey, Introduction. LAW AND SCIENCE Volume I. Epistemological, Evidentiary, and Relational Engagements (Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing, 2008) and Law and Science Volume II. Regulation of Property, Practices and Products
Hendrik Hartog, PIGS AND POSITIVISM (Wisconsin Law Review, July/August 1985)
Sheila Jasanoff, "WHAT JUDGES SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE" (Jurimetrics, Vol. 32, 345-359, 1992)
Bruno Latour, SCIENTIFIC OBJECTS AND LEGAL OBJECTIVITY (Pottage, Alain & Mundy, Martha (eds.): Law, Anthropology, and the Constitution of the Social: Making Persons and Things. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2004)
EP Thompson, WHIGS AND HUNTERS: The Origin of the Black Act [selections] (New York: Penguin, 1990).
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response papers (2-3); final paper
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