This is a course in the philosophy of law. More specifically, it is about learning to think like a lawyer. It focuses on the following questions: What is the nature of law? What are the salient features? What is the relationship between law and morals? How should judges (and lawyers) reason about cases and interpret statutes? Do we have any moral obligation to obey the law? How have answers to these questions changed through time? How have they affected legal education? The course is not about moral issues concerning the content of law.
Students are evaluated on a traditional, semester-end, essay examination.
|Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday||9:10 - 10:00 am||JON 5.206/207|
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- Course Type
- Grading Method
- Pass/Fail Allowed
- Will use floating mean GPA if applicable
Billy Budd and Other Tales - Herman MelvilleSignet Classics , edition: Any
ISBN: 9780451530813 (required)
The Social Contract - Jean-Jacques RousseauPenguin Books for Philosophy , edition: Any
ISBN: 9780140442014 (required)
The Ages of American Law: Second Edition - Grant GilmoreThe Storrs Lecture Series , edition: Second
ISBN: 9780300189919 (required)
Sales Store materials(required)