S. Contemporary Critical Thought I

Course Information

Course Number
L8866
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Legal History and Law and Philosophy
Type
Seminar

Section 001 Information

Instructor

Section Description

This seminar focuses, each year, on a different set of topics at the heart of contemporary critical theory in law, politics, and social inquiry. Last year, for instance, the seminar explored different ideas of utopia and the place of utopic thinking in critical theory and praxis, and produced the Utopia 13/13 public seminar series. This coming year, the seminar will explore different forms of cooperation and how we can build a society based on cooperation. We will have sessions on worker cooperatives, on land occupations, on mutuals and other forms of collective organizing. We will produce the Coöperism 13/13 public seminar series.

The graduate student seminar will be structured to frame a series of 13 formal public seminars at which two or three guests, from different disciplines, will be invited to discuss the readings and present on the themes of the seminar. Each formal seminar will host specialists from across the disciplines, from Columbia University and from outside campus. It will prepare entries for the blog of the formal seminars, host the scholars invited to participate in the formal seminars, and prepare questions and comments for the formal seminars. This seminar will function as an advanced graduate research seminar.

The seminar is year-long and meets about every three weeks. The credits are distributed over the Fall and Spring. It can also be taken for one semester if need be.

School Year & Semester
Fall 2023
Location
JGA Greene Annex Lounge
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Wednesday
6:20 pm - 9:10 pm
Points
1
Method of Evaluation
Paper
J.D Writing Credit?
Minor (upon consultation)
Major (only upon consultation)
LLM Writing Project
Upon consultation

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
Year-long seminar. Students will need to sign up for the full year to receive the 3-credits. Students wishing to attend only for one semester will receive one credit. Admission will require a paragraph statement of interest and instructor consent.

Other Sections of S. Contemporary Critical Thought I

Section 001

School Year & Semester

Spring 2024

Instructor

Location

JGA Greene Annex Lounge

Schedule

Class meets on
  • Wednesday

Points

1
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