Courses: Philosophy of Law (POLSB245001)

Spring 2014

Class Number: 1373
Introduces students to a variety of questions in the philosophy of law. Readings will be concerned with the nature of law, the character of law as a system, the ethical character of law, and the relationship of law to politics, power, authority, and society. Readings will include abstract philosophical arguments about the concept of law, as well as theoretical arguments about the nature of law as they arise within specific contexts, and judicial cases. Most or all of the specific issues discussed will be taken from Anglo-American law, although the general issues considered are not limited to those legal systems.
Div: I; Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Haverford: Social Science (SO)
Enrollment Limit: 35;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1373 Div: I; CI;

Department

Political Science (Web site)

Taught By

Elkins,Jeremy

Meeting Times

TTH 11:15am-12:45pm