Our courses treat law as a historically evolving and culturally specific enterprise in which moral argument, interpretive practices, and force are brought to bear on the organization of society.
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Legal Science Fiction
Consider how the speculative imagination approaches topics such as civil rights, reproduction, privacy, and property, and analyze texts and films alongside legal cases and theories of justice.
Law, Speech, and the Politics of Freedom
Drawing upon literary theory, imaginative writing, and cultural examples, explore the multiple meanings of "free speech" and their deployment in American public culture.
Explore the role of rights in addressing inequality, discrimination, and violence by tracing the evolution of legal strategies aimed at addressing injustice.
The Nasser Hussain Prize
The Nasser Hussain Prize honors the memory of a beloved member of the LJST faculty (pictured here) whose work embodies a humanistic conception of law in the liberal arts. It is given annually to a graduating senior.