Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 637 Jurisprudence: Survey



Course Description

This course examines the various schools of legal thought that have both influenced and criticized American law and decision-making. After discussing theories and characteristics of various schools, we will read legal opinions that reflect these schools, as well as writings that critique particular cases or legal rules. The schools of thought that we will consider include the Formalist, Legal Realist, and Legal Process schools, as well as contemporary critiques, such as Critical Race Theory, Feminist Theory, and Gay Legal Theory.