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Law 845 Jurisprudence



This course presents a survey of various schools of legal philosophical thought with an emphasis on how they help us to understand the nature and function of law, the work of judges and other adjudicators, and our tasks as lawyers. The course will include readings from the natural law/natural rights tradition old and new, legal positivism and critical responses to it, legal realism and its offshoots such as law and economics and critical legal studies.


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