This course addresses a number of fundamental questions, such as: What is law?
What should it be? How is it generated? Our readings consist mostly of articles from leading modern/postmodern schools of thought including legal formalism, legal realism, interpretive theory, law and economics, feminist jurisprudence, critical legal studies, law and literature, and legal aesthetics.
Meeting Times & Locations:
||2:25 PM - 4:05 PM
Textbook Info: Kennedy & Fisher, Canon of American Legal Thought, ISBN 691120005.
First Assignment: Excerpt from Felix Cohen, “Transcendental Nonsense and the Functional Approach”. Pages 165-93 in "The Canon" We'll focus on the corporation, trade name and due process discussions at the beginning of the article.. What is Cohen so upset about?