JURI 1106A Law as a Social Science

Algoma University
by lscanga on December 4, 2015
  At first I had a tough time answering this question, although like we discussed in class, some laws may not necessarily change society as a whole immediately, but it indeed does have an effect on how people view the world. 

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Algoma University
by AUStudent on December 4, 2015
  Over the course of the semester we have examined the relationship between law and society, drawing on the approaches from a number of academic fields. What is the benefit to studying law as a social science?

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Algoma University
by Jermaine on December 4, 2015
The benefits of studying law as a social science, is that instead of only learning about certain laws; you learn how these laws are interpreted and effective in society. Our legal justice system was designed to protect the people, but to do that people must obey the law, studying law as a social science informs you that a law is made with punishment so that the fear of a consequence would prevent someone from committing a crime. Therefore law being a structure of power creating order, a popular question in law as a social science was;  what makes a law a law?

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Algoma University
by mariadefazio on December 3, 2015
The benefit to studying law as a social science is to have a proper understanding of how laws work within social context, as well as how the law is viewed within the greater society. Law shapes the way that we go about our daily lives. It is important to study law as a social science in order to know what Canadian laws are, as well as how these laws can affect your life. Some laws will personally affect your life. An example of a law that will personally effect Canadians is how crime is punished. When a person commits a crime they are fairly certain of how they will be punished.

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Algoma University
by rileygridzak1 on December 2, 2015
What is the benefit to studying law as a social science?/How should we approach the law as an academic field?

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Algoma University
by GriffinCochrane on December 2, 2015
Law, in laments terms, is a written text entrenched in a different text telling us how to behave. This text must be followed and obeyed. This behavior is then judged then, it is decided on whether or not it is acceptable, and punishment or reward is handed out respectively. This seems very drafted; finely tuned and edited over and over, right? Well, law doesn't expressly say anything about needing to follow it to the fullest. In fact it has conditions on what to do when we can't follow it. This makes it act as more of a construct, not an actual definitive system.

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Algoma University
by JennaPolutanovich on December 2, 2015
As discussed in class both society and law work hand in hand together to shape the world that we live in. Law is the structure toward the society and without society there would be no point of having this structure and law. As well on the other hand, if there was no law than the society would not function the way that it should. Law controls the way we act in our society as well. Not only us following the laws however, us following the norms that the society hold on us. Referring to a norm as something like following the law. It is known that everyone must obey the law.

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Algoma University
by JennaPolutanovich on December 2, 2015
As discussed in class both society and law work hand in hand together to shape the world that we live in. Law is the structure toward the society and without society there would be no point of having this structure and law. As well on the other hand, if there was no law than the society would not function the way that it should. Law controls the way we act in our society as well. Not only us following the laws however, us following the norms that the society hold on us. Referring to a norm as something like following the law. It is known that everyone must obey the law.

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Algoma University
by JennaPolutanovich on December 2, 2015
As discussed in class both society and law work hand in hand together to shape the world that we live in. Law is the structure toward the society and without society there would be no point of having this structure and law. As well on the other hand, if there was no law than the society would not function the way that it should. Law controls the way we act in our society as well. Not only us following the laws however, us following the norms that the society hold on us. Referring to a norm as something like following the law. It is known that everyone must obey the law.

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Algoma University
by Jihye Park on December 2, 2015
Law becomes the basis of living, also have as an important roll when people live their lives. For example, when we drive, we have to keep the traffic rules which keep other's safety and our safety at the same time. When someone harms, we can accuse that person(or people). Like these, Law makes us to live more better life. worked as one of the ways that we can live better life.

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Algoma University
by MaddyB on December 2, 2015
What is the benefit to studying law as a social science? How should we approach the study of law as an academic field?

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Algoma University
by mcaruso on December 2, 2015
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Algoma University
by mcaruso on December 2, 2015
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Algoma University
by MBActivist on December 2, 2015
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Algoma University
by NimKiyoshk on December 2, 2015
 What is the benefit to studying law as a social science? 

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Algoma University
by Jsauerzopf on December 2, 2015
The study of human relationships within a community creates the general term for social science. Studying law in this form allows the use of the different perspectives to obtain information in another way giving several benefits. This is for the reason that several different formatted questions are giving to attempt to fully understand all aspects of the considered topic. Giving us a different view from the insight of the majority and individuals, including the understanding of ones rights within the system.

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Algoma University
by RyanCampbell59 on December 2, 2015
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Algoma University
by kayleighharnden on December 2, 2015
Studying law as a social science has many benefits. Since a social science is the scientific study of society and their social relationships, this would make sense as to why and how our semester material involved a lot of society, and how law interacts with it. There are many benefits from studying law as a social science, some being that a lot of the information is taken from numerous other academic fields, such as a psychology, and sociology.

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Algoma University
by alanadangelo on December 2, 2015
Law as a social science is very beneficial to learn throughout ones lifetime. Studying cases and the law itself are also important in understanding the concepts of the law. But, studying law as a social science allows one to understand how the concepts of the law are related within society. It allows us to understand how the decisions that the law makes benefits society and relates to human interaction. Society is made up of communities, of people coming together to make a group of people that work and live together as a whole.

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3 days 12 hours ago

Thank you for your feedback, and for the link with more info.

3 days 12 hours ago

I never really considered that prospecive of the citizen, that really has me thinking differently now.

Reply to: Blog Post Number 3
1 year 10 months ago

I liked how you tied society and law together and used the example of Gender equality, showing that we need laws to balance society . well written

Reply to: Blog Post #3
1 year 10 months ago

I like how you added about students should understand law and change but need to k ow it wont happen easily. Good blog

Reply to: Blog Post Number 3
1 year 10 months ago

I agree when you say that society would not function properly if law was involved. I find it curious though, how you bring up how that we not only follow the laws, but the social norms that society has on us. I agree with this, and like how you mentioned it. Moreover, I like how you brought up gender inequality too. I believe this is a pressing issue. All in all, I enjoyed your post.

Reply to: Blog Post #3
1 year 10 months ago

I find your comment about how to it is important to understand the different roles that the law plays in the legal system. Also, I like how you think that studying law should be broken down. Although, I do agree with Jenna when she says you should talk about theories and more views. This is a good post though!

Reply to: Blog Post Number 3
1 year 10 months ago

I Really like the way explained how both law and society lean on each other, and both need each other to function properly. Do you believe everyone obeys every law?

Reply to: Blog Post #3
1 year 10 months ago

Very good blog post. I believe what you said about the critical race theory. It was very well put out there. Along with theatre benefits you talked about. I would like to know also about your own point of view. Over all good blog post!

Reply to: Blog Post #3
1 year 10 months ago

This is a good blog, I think it would be beneficial if you did talk about the theories and points of views rather than just mention the fact that there are many different. Maybe as well go on with more of your point of view at the end. However all in all a very good blog post!

Reply to: Blog Post #1
1 year 10 months ago

Wow! I didn't think that someone could write so much about law, given that we are in a law class, btw comments were due today, so I gave you the most useful feedback I could.

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