Perspectives on Law: Ideas, Institutions, and Methods

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON 3:45 - 5:05 pm TNH 2.139

Evaluation Method

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This course is a short course for 1L students. It will run from Monday, January 25-Monday, March 28, 2016. This course introduces a series of perspectives on law that are valuable for lawyers to understand but that often receive slight attention in first-year courses. The topics will include legal philosophy, game theory, law and economics, and issues of class and race, as well as others. The course will be team-taught by members of the Law School faculty, each of whom will teach one or two class sessions. The course will meet once a week for nine weeks, and will end in late March. Students will be asked to complete three brief response papers discussing topics from the course of their choosing. Grading is pass/fail. Each student is allowed one unexcused absence.