Jurisprudence - LAW 717

2-3 Hours

This course discusses issues in legal philosophy. Topics vary from year to year, but they typically concern theories of judicial interpretation and decision-making; the nature of law and legal reasoning; and how law relates to other political and ethical issues such as justice, equality, and morality. The course also often discusses the philosophical foundations of substantive areas of law (such as criminal law, constitutional law, contracts, and property). There are no prerequisites for the course, and no prior knowledge of philosophy is required or will be assumed.

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