Fall 2015

Introduction to Legal Theory

Listed in: Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, as LJST-110

Formerly listed as: LJST-10

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Linda R. Meyer (Section 01)

Description

This course explores questions in the philosophy of law: What is law? What is justice? What is morality? Is there a relation between law, morality, and justice? What is legal authority or validity? What are the sources of law and/or justice? How are texts law and how ought one to interpret them? What is the relation between law and power? What is the role of judges in interpreting law and deciding cases?

Limited to 40 students. Fall semester. Visiting Professor Meyer.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to LJST majors.

Keywords

Attention to Writing

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2017