Jurisprudence

Course Content:

  • The Nature of Jurisprudence
  • Language & the Law
  • Law as an Argumentative Attitude
  • The Nature of Morality
  • The Obligation to Obey the Law
  • Utilitarianism
  • The Economic Analysis of Law
  • Early Legal Positivism – The Command Theory
  • Constitutional Legal Positivism – Kelsen’s Theory
  • Modern Positivism
  • Natural Law
  • Sociological Jurisprudence
  • American Realism
  • Scandanavian Realism
  • Historical Jurisprudence
  • Anthropological Jurisprudence
  • The Origins of Marxism & Its Application in Real Societies
  • Contemporary Marxism
  • Feminist Jurisprudence
  • Arguments about Justice
  • John Rawls
  • Robert Nozick
  • Ronald Dworkin’s Theory of Justice
  • The Common Law Tradition
  • Dworkin’s Law as Integrity
  • The Analysis of Rights
  • Legal Personality

Cases:
Stress will be placed on theory, argument and analysis rather than on case law.