Summer Session 2017-18 lec > subject pages > jurisprudence

This course in jurisprudence will apply the concepts and techniques of philosophical analysis to an examination of the nature of law, issues surrounding legal reasoning, and the relationship between law, morals and theories of justice.  The course will examine some of the most important theories of jurisprudence, and trace their historical development.  The course will consider the debate about the separation between law and morals, and arguments for and against natural law.  The course seeks not only to introduce students to modern legal philosophy, but to demonstrate how that study gives insights into the nature and function of law important to the practice of law.


Lecture and weekend school timetables, prescribed materials, and assignment information are in the Subject Guide. Assignments and Supplementary Materials (where applicable) can be accessed by current students from the Webcampus.








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