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JLC-410 Topics in Legal Theory Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Legal Theory (3) Topics vary by section. Topics focus on the philosophical foundations of specific areas of law, such as the concepts of property, privacy, or rights, or on specific theoretical approaches to law, such as critical legal theory, critical race theory, or feminist legal theory. Usually Offered: spring. Repeatable for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: JLC-110 and JLC-201.

Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Legal Theory
Legal Theory (3) Introduction to the philosophical analysis of law and its role in society. The course considers questions such as what is law, how is it different from brute force, is there a moral obligation to obey the law, and what are the limits of legal responsibility. Classical, contemporary, and critical approaches, ranging from natural law theory to critical and feminist theory. Meets with JLC-602 001.
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Law and Human Rights
Law and Human Rights (3) Legal, moral, and historical examination of international human rights. Friction among the values of national sovereignty, individual rights, self-determination, and the toleration of minorities is considered, as well as legal and extra-legal methods for humanitarian intervention, from World Court indictments to military invasion. Meets with JLC-615 001.