Analysis of the nature and function of law. Various theories of law, relation of law to morality, economic analysis of law. An assessment of the principles of legal reasoning and jurisprudence, emphasis on discussion of decided cases.
Students entering 2012 or after: satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies one half of the Religion and Philosophy distribution requirement.
PHI 215 or PHI 220 or permission of the instructor. (Not offered 2014-15.)