Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Informal Systems of Order Seminar

784 | 2.0 credits


This seminar explores the concept of informal, spontaneous systems of social order that function as alternatives to the more formal political and legal systems of order. It draws upon materials from the various social sciences, the study of chaos and complexity, legal history, the physical and biological sciences, anthropology, economics, small group dynamics, and management theory. Examples studied from these fields illustrate systems and practices that integrate autonomous, voluntary behavior into cooperative and peaceful social conduct.