Readings in Jurisprudence

Class Unique: 28300
"Readings in Jurisprudence" is an advanced course in the philosophy of law. The purpose of the course is to engage in a close analysis of the most important contributions to jurisprudence, such as those by Bentham, Hart, Kelsen, Finnis and Raz. The course will consist of a close reading and analysis of a number of the seminal jurisprudential texts. Each week a student will be assigned a text on which to prepare a paper, and will lead the class discussion on that text. Students will be required to prepare several papers and presentations throughout the semester. Assessment for the course, which will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis, will be based on these papers and presentations and on participation in class discussions. Due to the advanced nature of the course, enrollment is restricted to those students with prior philosophical knowledge. If you wish to enroll, please send an application to Professor Farrell describing your prior philosophical experience/education. It is anticipated that some other members of the law and philosophy faculties may participate in some discussions.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday 5:30 - 7:30 pm TNH 3.129
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory


Farrell, Ian P Farrell, Ian P