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March 23, 2015 at 9:54 am

Political Science Announces 2 New Courses on Law and Politics in Fall 2015

The Department of Political Science announces two new courses focusing on special topics in law and politics in Fall 2015.

Dr. Jennifer Fredette

Dr. Jennifer Fredette

POLS 3050J: Writing on Political Science Topics: Comparative Law is a Junior Composition course designed with political science and pre-law students in mind. It examines different national and supranational legal systems in comparative context—and it is also a great choice for seniors looking for an opportunity to write a significant term paper researching the legal system of their choice.The course meets Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 1:20 p.m..

POLS 4902: Law and Colonialism examines the imposition of western law on colonized societies, including the ways in which western law affected local societies and, in turn, the ways in which preexisting local legal systems affected the laws of the colonizers. It meets Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 2:50 p.m.

Both courses are taught by Dr. Jennifer Fredette, Assistant Professor of Public Law in the Department of Political Science.

Fredette’s areas of interest include constitutional law, comparative law, and socio-legal studies. She is currently conducting research on law and identity in the French Domestic and British Overseas Territories of the Caribbean, as well as legal mobilizations of Muslims in France.

Fredette earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, where she obtained a certificate in Socio-Legal Studies.

The courses both contribute to the Making and Breaking the Law theme, sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture.

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