HPL 449 Philosophy of Law

What is the basis for the authority of the law? What are the competing theories of crime and punishment? What are the grounds of legal rights and duties? What are the relations among justice, liberty, and equality in the law? We will also consider such current legal issues as the insanity defense, the death penalty, the rights of unborn children, regulation of the internet, and affirmative action.




Humanities and Social Sciences Program

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester Winter Intersession