Fall 2015

Introduction to Legal Theory

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

Formerly listed as: LJST-10


Linda R. Meyer (Section 01)


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.


Attention to Writing


2022-23: Offered in Spring 2023
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021