Professor Quint's section will be entitled: Jurisprudence: The Development of American Legal Theory. This course will examine basic developments in American legal theory, beginning with the classical writers of the early period, such as Oliver Wendell Holmes and Roscoe Pound, proceeding through the legal realist and “reasoned elaboration” movements of the mid-Twentieth Century and concluding with Feminist Jurisprudence, Critical Legal Studies and other ”critical” approaches developed in more recent years. Readings will be drawn primarily from the works of the chief contributors to these aspects of legal thought, but decisions of the United State Supreme Court will also be added, on occasion, for purposes of illustration or contrast. Emphasis will be placed on classroom discussion and dialogue on the basic concepts advanced by these important legal thinkers. This offering may be taken as a 2 credit course (to be completed by taking an examination) or as a 3 credit seminar (to be completed by writing a seminar paper which may be eligible for satisfaction of the Law School's Advanced Writing (Certification) Requirement.)
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Last offered Fall 2014.