Fall 2012 Section 001
Law 435: Jurisprudence Seminar

Schedule: Day Class
Krauss, Michael
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 80424
Day(s): Tuesday
Location: Hazel Hall 412
Time: 10:00am-11:50am
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Online: Online access through TWEN
Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: no exam-2012
Prerequisites: None
General Description: This is an interdisciplinary course introducing students to the fundamental question of post-World War II Anglo-American jurisprudence, the problem of deriving meaning from written texts. The derivation of meaning from written documents characterizes attorneys' work (interpreting cases and contracts, for instance), and is the essence of judges' work. But it also characterizes the work of biblical exegetes and of literary critics, and it turns out that the debates in those disciplines mirror those of modern jurisprudence. This course explores those debates, all the while examining the legal function as something possibly unique.