SMNR: Law and Justice

Class Unique: 29635
The course will be a study of the work of John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin. They are the two most influential thinkers in Anglo-American political and legal philosophy of the past half century. The study will focus on themes of constitutional government and constitutional law in their writing. Readings include: John Rawls’s, Political Liberalism, Ronald Dworkin’s Law’s Empire and (time permitting) Justice for Hedgehogs.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Wednesday 3:45 - 5:35 pm JON 6.203

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Pass/Fail Allowed


  • Political Liberalism - John Rawls
      Columbia University Press , edition: paperback
  • Law's Empire - Ronald Dworkin
      Harvard University Press , edition: paperback