• Jurisprudence – 6615



Subject Area

  • Student Year
    Upper Division
    Course type
    Grad. Requirements
    Upper Division Legal Writing

This course will be a general survey course of the most important ideas, concepts, theorists, and schools of law in contemporary legal philosophy. The course will examine foundational legal questions relating to the nature of law, rights, justice, and punishment; questions relating to the connections between law and morality; and the proper understanding of legal reasoning, legal interpretation, and the role of judges. We will examine different schools of legal thought, including Natural Law Theory, Legal Positivism, Legal Realism, Feminist Legal Theory, and Critical Race Theory.


Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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