Law & Politics: Contemporary Global Challenges


Grades: 7-9

• 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (New York Time)

The objective of this course is to contribute to the students’ development of a comprehensive and critical framework to understand and analyze contemporary challenges of societies around the globe. The course will mainly address a series of pressing issues regarding law and politics. The first section of the course will explore the origins, purpose and main features of liberal democracies. This section will help students understand how political power is created, distributed, limited and sustained over time in liberal democracies. The second section of the course will inquire on specific social and political institutions within liberal democracies. The analysis of the rationale behind such institutions will be conducted through a philosophical, theoretical and empirical approach. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with a set of fundamental law and politics ideas and, moreover, will be able to apply this new knowledge to understand political and social problems in their own countries and regions.

Carlos De La Rosa

J.S.D. candidate Law School - Yale University

Carlos is a Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) candidate at Yale Law School where he earned his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in 2017. During 2016-2017, Carlos was a Fulbright-García Robles Scholar. His research focuses on institutional legitimacy, institutional design, empirical legal studies, the sociology of law, criminal justice, and human rights. Carlos studied at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), where he earned his LL.B. degree in 2014.

Program Calendar:
January 11-22, 2021
(Monday – Friday)
Real-Time Classes Duration:
1 hour & 45 minutes long
(with a 15-minute break).
Max Class Group:
Small class size
(20 students max)

Program Courses

Grades 7-9

For grade 9 students all course options are available.





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