This course will be a survey of different topics in legal philosophy and constitutional theory. It will be organized around a series of six workshops each featuring a different scholar who will present and discuss his or her work. The class will also meet during the weeks when there are no workshops. At those meetings we will read and discuss material on the topic of the next scheduled workshop in preparation for its discussion and also extend the discussions of the previous workshop through short presentations by the members of the class.
Written course work will consist of two papers each of which to be a critical discussion of ideas presented in one or more of the six workshop papers and discussions.