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Law and Society Today

Riaz Tejani


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Law and Society Today is a problem-oriented survey of sociolegal studies, with a unique emphasis on recent historical and political developments. Whereas other texts focus heavily on criminal procedure, this book foregrounds the significant changes of the 2000s and 2010s, including neoliberalism, migration, multiculturalism, and the large influence of law and economics in law teaching, policy debates, and judicial decision-making.

Each chapter presents key concepts, real-world applications, and hypothetical problems that allow students to test comprehension. With an integrated approach to theory and practice and written in an accessible tone, this text helps students recognize the dynamic forces that shape the way the law is constructed and implemented, particularly how law drives social inequality.

University of California Press, 9780520295742, 336pp.

Publication Date: August 20, 2019

About the Author

Riaz Tejani is Associate Professor at the University of Redlands. He is the author of Law Mart: Justice, Access, and For-Profit Law Schools. His work has been cited by and reviewed in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal Forum, The Nation, Salon, Inside Higher Ed, and NPR.