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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2010-2011 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHL 326 - Philosophy of Law

3 credits
Prerequisites: Semester course in Philosophy or consent of instructor
Approaches to the philosophy of law. The course addresses questions like, What gives meaning to law? How is the law interpreted, or how are judicial interpretations justified? What is the relationship between law and morality, or law and culture or custom? The course examines a number of state and Supreme Court opinions (on issues like free speech and expressive liberties, reproductive issues, obscenity, legal ethics, jury nullification, and hate crime legislation) with a critical eye toward their philosophical or juridical soundness. This course is valuable for those considering careers in law, public affairs or politics.