Jurisprudence & Legal TheoryFull-time Faculty
Courses in jurisprudence examine topics including natural law theory, legal positivism, and legal realism, up through contemporary debates in feminist theory, critical race theory, critical legal studies, and law and interpretation. Students who are especially interested in one particular approach to jurisprudence will find a variety of courses and seminars that aim to develop one school of jurisprudence or one "method" of legal theory intensively. Feminist Legal Theory and Race & The Law, for example, draw upon a wealth of contemporary legal theory that looks at the role of gender and race-based motivations behind what sometimes claims to be our neutral and unbiased law. They also draw upon substantive legal issues pertaining to race and gender and study the contribution that legal theory can make to trying to resolve those issues.
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