Spring 2009 Section 001
Law 622: Jurisprudence Readings Seminar

Schedule: Day Class
Instructor(s):
Lund, Nelson
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 16660
Day(s): Wednesday
Location: Hazel Hall 348
Time: 2:00pm-3:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
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Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: No exam.
Semester-Specific Description As a discipline with policy implications, law and economics rests on philosophical foundations established by Locke and Montesquieu. These are the same foundations on which the American constitutional order was originally laid. Critics of law and economics often attack these foundations, but Rousseau’s challenge to Locke and Montesquieu arguably stands as the most sophisticated and subtle alternative within modern thought. This seminar is meant to serve as an introduction for American lawyers to Rousseau’s political thought. There are no prerequisites, and no background in philosophy or political science will be required.
Prerequisites: None
General Description: This seminar is devoted to a close reading of major works of legal and political philosophy. For Spring 2015, the seminar will consider the topic of education for liberty and happiness in Locke, Plato, and Rousseau. Students who enrolled in Law 622 in prior years may enroll in the course a second time because the assigned readings change semester to semester.