Course - Law


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Critical examination of developments in analytic and normative jurisprudence.  Delineating the contours of classical and contemporary concerns, the seminar will culminate in an analysis of a spectrum of issues such as justice, rights, responsibility, equality, community, democratization.  These issues will be examined within the framework of concrete problems.


Amartya Sen:  Development as Freedom

Course Format

Mainly discussion.

Written Assignments

Primarily Journals and Position Paper.  Additional requirements for Substantial Paper.

Type of Exam

Optional Take-Home exam.

Basis for grading

Continuous assessment based on journals, class participation and optional final paper or exam.

Additional Comments


Students may take this course for substantial paper credit. Students wishing to do so should sign up for Law 696N, Section 4.  Students writing a substantial paper must submit three full drafts (including the final draft) of a paper, with the final paper of publishable quality.  In addition, students taking the class for substantial paper credit will be required to make an oral presentation during the semester on the topic of their paper.


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