This module addresses issues relating to the interaction between law and society from a historical, political, sociological and economical perspective. It takes an integrative approach, by studying the subject from different perspectives to get an understanding of how the economic structure of society influences lawmaking. It incorporates trends of law enforcement, such as organized crimes, as well as current social and technological changes that influence the society. It is premised on the fact that law has a critical function in all forms of social conduct. The course introduces different theories of law, and considers the role of law in social change, dispute resolution, governance and development. It emphasizes that there are different legal systems based on different theories of law; that are different functions that law serves depending on the historical context.