This seminar considers the relationship between law, justice, and morality. Questions considered include: what is law? What are legal rules? What are rights? What is the relation of law to justice in the modern regulatory state? Readings include historical material (e.g., ancient Greek and Roman writers) through to contemporary legal theory (e.g., law and economics, feminist legal theory, critical race theory, and postmodernism). Students apply these perspectives to particular problems of law and policy in a research paper. The paper may be used to satisfy the upper year writing requirement.
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