Juvenile Justice Survey

This seminar is a broad survey of the "justice side" of jurisprudence. We will first look briefly at some classical sources, such as Homer, Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas, and then turn to modern and contemporary social contract theorists, such as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Rawls, and Nozick. A third area will be concerned with "Justice and Society", with readings from Hume, Adam Smith, Kant, Mill, Engels, and others. Justice and punishment is another major area covered, with selections from the work of Bentham, Nietzsche, Rawls, Camus, and others. The final focus is on distributive Justice and selective readings from Dworkin, Nagel, MacIntyre, Sandel, Walzer, Susan Moller Okin, and Rawls, with recent criticism of Rawls's. The seminar requires weekly short reflection papers on the readings and a longer paper on relevant topics. The course can be used to satisfy the Law School Writing Requirement.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM

Is this course open to LL.M. students? Yes

Do the credits of this course count toward the specialized program credits that students need for the International Law & Justice LL.M. Program? Yes