Legal Methods II: Legal Theory

Course Information

Course Number
L6130
Curriculum Level
Foundation
Areas of Study
Lawyering
Type
Lecture
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit

Section 002 Information

Instructors

Section Description

This course provides an unavoidably selective introduction to major themes in legal theory. What sort of thing is law? Where does it come from, and how does it acquire the power to tell us what to do, to shape our lives, and even to end them? How is it related to other forms of social organization, such as politics, economics, and culture? Is it possible for judicial or popular interpretation to give an authoritative meaning to a legal principle, or is the meaning of principles always contested? There will be some attention to the ways these questions might bear on your other first-year classes.

Evaluation will be credit-fail, based on class participation (including active engagement with the assigned readings), and a set of response papers.

School Year & Semester
January 2022
Location
WJWH 208
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
9:40 - 12:00 pm
Points
1
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • See course description.

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
1L students only

Other Sections of Legal Methods II: Legal Theory

Section 007

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 103

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday

Location

JGH 103

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 001

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 107

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Location

JGH 107

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 008

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

WJWH 209

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Location

WJWH 209

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 006

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

JGH 102a

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 004

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Philip Genty

Philip M. Genty

Everett B. Birch Innovative Teaching Clinical Professor in Professional Responsibility; Vice Dean for Experiential Education

Location

JGH 102b

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 003

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Location

WJWH 207

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Location

WJWH 207

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1

Section 005

School Year & Semester

January 2022

Instructors

Avery Katz

Avery W. Katz

Milton Handler Professor of Law and Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character

Location

JGH 105

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Location

JGH 105

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday

Points

1
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