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Introduction to Advocacy

Deirdre Sommerlad-Rogers, Ph.D.

Instructor: Deirdre Sommerlad-Rogers

Class Meetings: None

Prerequisites: None

Class Description: Approaching the judicial system a labyrinth, students will learn its legal, historical, ethical and theological underpinnings, the basic components of the judicial system (players , forums and sources of law), define legal terms, vocabulary and jargon of the system, consider the rules which govern civil and
criminal procedure, and define the role of spirituality, ritual and magic. Offers
students information to navigate the system as generalists, identify and isolate a vulnerability or a justice denied, access appropriate resources, and determine when a given task is beyond the expertise or role of Pagan clergy.

Fulfills the Area 3 requirement for a course in advocacy or religion and the law. This class is required for MAL majors.

Required Texts:
Dana D. Eilers. 2009. Pagans and the Law. Career Press.

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