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Law Class Lecture Summaries, Fall 1999

California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest update: September 24, 1999
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Summary Lecture on Relationship Between Law and Social Change

September 16, 1999

Should law lead or follow changes in society? We can see social change as causes of legal changes. But we can also see law as an instrument of social change. Law is both a dependent and independent variable in social change. According to Steven Vago, "some maintain that law is a reactor to change, while others say that it is an initiator of change." (Refer to Steven Vago's "Law and Society")