PHL 326: Philosophy of Law - spring
Prerequisite: Semester course in Philosophy or permission of instructor
General Education requirement: Cultural & Artistic Literacy
Approaches to the philosophy of law. The course addresses questions like, What gives meaning to law? How is the law interpreted, or how are judicial interpretations justified? What is the relationship between law and morality, or law and culture or custom? The course examines a number of state and Supreme Court opinions (on issues like free speech and expressive liberties, reproductive issues, obscenity, legal ethics, jury nullification, and hate crime legislation) with a critical eye toward their philosophical or juridical soundness. This course is valuable for those considering careers in law, public affairs or politics.
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|Instructor: Dwight Duncan||Class status: O|
|Prerequisite: Semester course in Philosophy or permission of instructor|
|Class instruction mode: In Person|