Course Details

Jurisprudence

This course will examine a variety of historically influential responses to basic questions concerning the nature and legitimacy of law and the connections between law and morality. Readings will include works by legal positivists, natural lawyers, legal realists, and critical legal scholars. Students should be interested in thinking about law from a philosophical point of view, although no formal background in philosophy is necessary. Evaluation Method: Participation, in-class presentation, and a self-scheduled, take-home final exam. Class Materials: Course packet.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 601
Practice Areas: Law and PhilosophyPerspective viewpoint
Additional Course Information: Open to First Year Students,  Perspective Elective


Course History

Spring 2015
Title: Jurisprudence
Faculty: Kleinfeld, Joshua (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 30

Spring 2014
Title: Jurisprudence
Faculty: D'Amato, Anthony A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 34

Spring 2013
Title: Jurisprudence
Faculty: D'Amato, Anthony A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 40

Spring 2012
Title: Jurisprudence
Faculty: D'Amato, Anthony A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 59     Actual: 26