Course Details

Principles of Justice

This seminar examines the age-old question, What is Justice? Hans Kelsen, author of the only text used in this seminar, is universally acknowledged as the greatest philosopher of law of the twentieth century. Reading his book requires a lot of thinking, but there is no problem with his writing: it is exceptionally clear and straight-forward. Students will pick their own paper topics on a question or issue about Justice after individual consultation with the Instructor. This seminar is open for: Two credits, Three credits, Satisfy Graduation writing requirement. If you want two credits, you prepare a paper and defend it in class. If you want three credits, you prepare a paper, defend it in class, and then submit a second draft taking into account the class comments. This revision is due on the first day of final exams. If you want Graduation Writing credit, do the three-credit requirements PLUS later you will receive the Instructor¿s comments on your second draft; you will then hand in a third draft. No deadline in submitting or receiving comments on the third draft. One textbook: Text: HANS KELSEN, WHAT IS JUSTICE?


Catalog Number: CONPUB 704
Practice Areas: Constitutional LawCriminal Law Practice AreaInternational Law Practice Area
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class ,  3 draft degree req may be met with class


Course History

Fall 2012
Title: Principles of Justice
Faculty: D'Amato, Anthony A. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 15



Spring 2012
Title: Principles of Justice
Faculty: D'Amato, Anthony A. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Seminar     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 13