Listed in: Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, as LJST-10
Nasser Hussain (Section 01)
This course provides an introduction to the primary texts and central problems of modern legal theory. Through close study of the fieldâ€™s founding and pivotal works, we will weigh and consider various ways to think about questions that every study, practice, and institution of law eventually encounters. These questions concern lawâ€™s very nature or essence; its relations to knowledge, morality, religion, and the passions; the status of its language and interpretations; its relation to force and the threat of force; and its place and function in the preservation and transformation of political, social and economic order. Limited to 40 students. Spring semester. Professor Hussain.