Course Details

Moral Concepts in Legal Doctrine

Criminal law, torts, contracts, legal ethics, and constitutional law each feature philosophical -- and in particular, moral -- concepts. Contract law has something to say about the concept of obligation, for example; criminal law has something to say about wrongdoing. Yet these moral concepts are not typically on the surface of the black letter law. They are, rather, implicit, embedded in the rules, principles, customs, and habits of practice characteristic of each doctrinal area. This course is about learning to discern and engage critically with these implicit moral concepts.


Catalog Number: CRIM 636
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class ,  Perspective Elective


Course History

Fall 2011
Title: Moral Concepts in Legal Doctrine
Faculty: Koppelman, Andrew M. (courses  |  homepage)
Kleinfeld, Joshua (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 12