Law and American Society
During Spring 2009, I took a class called Law and American Society. The class is a required class that all business majors have to take. I personally found the material very interesting, even though I have no interest in law. Professor Daerr-Bannon was an amazing teacher who I would recommend to anyone that has to take law, take it with her. The purpose of the class in my mind was to talk about all the issues past and present that our society faces. Along with that, if we were talking about past issues, we looked into court cases that solved the problem and how they affected future issues such as drunk driving. The first issue was driving a car intoxicated and the courts ruled it illegal. Another case came up later on saying that although driving a drunk, would riding a bike intoxicated fall under the same category.
For our final, we had to pick a issue that our nation is currently facing and relate it to prior court cases. I chose the topic of gay marriage with my prior cases being ones on interracial marriage, on domestic partnership, and on the rights of the children for all of these types of marriages. The topic personally interest me because I have numerous friends that might face this issue later in life as well as my own views on the subject are completely opposite of how the courts ruled. In my opinion, who cares who you marry? You can’t change who you love and if it doesn’t cause harm to others, it is none of their business. Below is a link to my final essay.