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.
What's So Great About (In)Equality?
Engage a range of debates within political philosophy and legal theory, including the legal dimensions of class inequality in contexts such as labor law, welfare and poverty law, education and criminal justice.
The Development, Practice and Challenges Facing the Global Human Rights Movement
The seminar will consider the origins of the human rights movement, its Western biases, and several vital tensions, such as elitist vs. grassroots approaches.
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.