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:
||4:00 PM - 5:40 PM
Syllabus: Jurisprudence Syllabus Spring 2010
Textbook Info: Kennedy & Fisher, III, The Canon of American Legal Thought.
First Assignment: In our textbook, "The Canon of American Legal Thought" please read Felix Cohen, Transcendental Nonsense and the Functional Approach (p. 165 to 204). We will cover the first part of the article on Tuesday and finish it on Wednesday. For Tuesday's class, pay particular attention to the arguments about the identity of the corporation, the nature of a trade secret and what process is due.