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 - 3:15 PM
||2:25 PM - 4:05 PM
First Assignment: For the first week of class, please read in our text “The Canon of American Legal Thought” the article by Felix Cohen entitled, “Transcendental Nonsense and the Functional Approach.” Please read the introduction to that particular article as well. On the first day of class, I will talk about how to read these articles and why. See you then.