PHIL 114 A: Philosophical Issues In The Law

Meeting Time: 
MWF 10:30am - 11:20am
Location: 
SAV 260
SLN: 
18718
Instructor:
Laura Specker Sullivan

Additional Details:

Analysis and critical assessment of various philosophical issues in law and legal reasoning.  Material drawn from actual law cases, as well as writings by contemporary philosophers of law and lawyers. 

Topics include principles of legal reasoning, constitutional interpretation, criminal responsibility, civil liability, privacy, rights, and the enforcement of morals. Special legal or philosophical training not required.

TEXTS:  Legal Reasoning, Martin P. Golding; Philosophical Problems in the Law, Adams, David (Custom Pack).

Catalog Description: 
Analysis and critical assessment of various philosophical issues in law and legal reasoning. Material drawn from actual law cases, as well as writings by contemporary philosophers of law and lawyers. Topics include criminal responsibility, civil disobedience, abortion, enforcement of morals. Special legal or philosophical training not required.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:07pm