Law and Justice

Summer 2009, 2010 
  
 
 Two core questions guide this course.  The first concerns the relationship between views on morality or political justice and the creation and perceived legitimacy of law: How do, and how should, these topics intersect?  The second concerns the impact of shifting historical contexts: How do we think moral/political/legal relations given increasing globalization and a relative decentering of the state?  In addressing these questions we will explore classical, modern, and contemporary texts, including both philosophical works and Supreme Court and lower court opinions.  Throughout, we will work on critical reading skills of textual interpretation and identification and evaluation of arguments.
Course Resources:

See attachments below for course syllabus ("SUM10LJCS").

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Jessica Kyle,
Nov 26, 2010, 8:11 PM