Course Details

Critical Theory/Critical Lawyering

This course introduces students to important strands of contemporary legal theory. Focused on various critical legal theories, students will be introduced to different ways of thinking about law, legal problems, legal subjects, and legal solutions from the perspective of a range of theoretical and practical concerns. Among other things, materials in the course engage questions about law’s objectivity and its determinacy, as well as about rights, equality, justice, democracy, progress, evolution, and retrenchment, as well as some different abolition projects. Readings throughout the semester will foreground law’s intersectional relations to, among other things, race, ethnicity, national origin, class, gender, sexuality, and trans identity, sometimes at moments of conflict and divergence.

Catalog Number: CONPUB 642

Additional Course Information: Research Writing

Course History

Spring 2023
Title: Critical Theory/Critical Lawyering
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 12