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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2013-2014 University Catalog archived

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PHIL 252 - Philosophy of Law


FDR: HU
Credits: 3
Planned Offering: Winter

An examination of topics in the philosophy of law, such as the concepts of a law and of a legal system; Natural Law theory; legal positivist and legal realist theories of law; the nature of the relationship between law, morality, and religion; civil disobedience; rights in the U.S. Constitution; freedom of speech and pornography; abortion and the right to privacy; punishment and the death penalty; and different forms of legal liability. Readings include United States Supreme Court opinions. Bell, Mahon.





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