Colloquium: Legal Theory
The legal theory colloquium brings together outside scholars, resident faculty, and students to discuss new, philosophically oriented legal scholarship. Every second week, a leading scholar will workshop a recent paper with the students and faculty in attendance. On weeks without an outside speaker, the class will meet to discuss the coming week's paper. For students, the colloquium will function as an advanced seminar: the goal is to get a sense of current trends in philosophically oriented legal thought and to develop skill in interpreting and responding to thought of that kind; class discussion and participation will be central; and writing will be central, with students writing short responses to each speaker's paper and a longer research paper, which may grow out of the shorter ones, and which may (with prior professor approval) satisfy the one-, two-, or three-draft paper requirement. Students with an interest and background in philosophy or the humanities more broadly, as well as students considering an academic career of any sort (regardless of methodological orientation), may be particularly interested in this colloquium. Registration Requirements: Formal training in philosophy is desirable but not required. Evaluation Methods: Research paper, response papers, and participation. Class Materials: No textbook; presented papers only.
Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 702