Although it might seem that the law provides rules for personal and business conduct that are definitive and clear, in reality the law more often balances complex interests that involve many shades of gray. This course examines a series of legal problems concerning the role of the law in our personal lives as well as in the economic life of our country as part of a community of nations. Although the course examines these problems through a legal lens, it includes economic, business, political and international relations perspectives. They will critically read, discuss, argue and write with an objective of questioning their own views and gaining an understanding of alternative perspectives. Course materials include book chapters, articles, cases, statutory material, blogs and movies.