Offerings

Key:
+ subject to prerequisites, co-requisites, exclusions, or professor permission
1L first year required course
a extends over more than one quarter
c/l cross listed
e first-year elective
l Lecturer-taught seminar/simulation class
m seminar
p meets the professional responsibility/ethics requirement
r papers may meet substantial research paper (SRP) graduation requirement
s meets the professional skills requirement
u simulation class
w may meet writing project (WP) graduation requirement
x offering available for bidding
(#) the number of Law School credit hours earned for successful completion
  • Greenberg Seminar: Law and Empire in Historical Perspective

    LAWS 95902 - 04 (1) a, x
    This Greenberg Seminar, which will be led by professors Alison LaCroix (law) and Jennifer Pitts (political science), will focus on recent works examining the law and politics of empire from the early modern period through the early twentieth century. Empires present particular problems of constitutional law, in particular the relationship between center and periphery. They are arenas in which conceptions of sovereignty, authority, and regulation are created and fought over. They are also sites of conflict over membership, commerce, and the rights of colonized peoples. We will read works by historians, political scientists, and legal scholars that situate these issues in the context of particular empires, in both the Atlantic and Pacific worlds. Three seats are reserved for non-law students. Prospective students who are not law students should send to both instructors a brief statement indicating their reasons for interest in the course. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Autumn 2015
    Alison LaCroix, Jennifer Pitts
  • Greenberg Seminar: Law and Empire in Historical Perspective

    LAWS 95902 - 04 a
    This Greenberg Seminar, which will be led by professors Alison LaCroix (law) and Jennifer Pitts (political science), will focus on recent works examining the law and politics of empire from the early modern period through the early twentieth century. Empires present particular problems of constitutional law, in particular the relationship between center and periphery. They are arenas in which conceptions of sovereignty, authority, and regulation are created and fought over. They are also sites of conflict over membership, commerce, and the rights of colonized peoples. We will read works by historians, political scientists, and legal scholars that situate these issues in the context of particular empires, in both the Atlantic and Pacific worlds. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Winter 2016
    Alison LaCroix, Jennifer Pitts
  • Greenberg Seminar: Law and Empire in Historical Perspective

    LAWS 95902 - 04 a
    This Greenberg Seminar, which will be led by professors Alison LaCroix (law) and Jennifer Pitts (political science), will focus on recent works examining the law and politics of empire from the early modern period through the early twentieth century. Empires present particular problems of constitutional law, in particular the relationship between center and periphery. They are arenas in which conceptions of sovereignty, authority, and regulation are created and fought over. They are also sites of conflict over membership, commerce, and the rights of colonized peoples. We will read works by historians, political scientists, and legal scholars that situate these issues in the context of particular empires, in both the Atlantic and Pacific worlds. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Spring 2016
    Alison LaCroix, Jennifer Pitts
  • Greenberg Seminar: Meritocracy?

    LAWS 95902 - 10 (1) a, x
    What does a meritocracy look like? Is it related to democracy – and, if so, how do Chinese or other forms of meritocracy differ from ours? By the third seminar we will move to sports (pure meritocracy, it would seem – but what about accommodating disabilities and what of artificial enhancements that are against the rules?). Does the law regarding employment tests, not to mention law school itself, fit common sense notions of meritocracy? Are markets meritocratic or is that something different? If these questions interest you, then please join us (subject to registration space), but be sure your Thursday evenings are free in the Autumn and Winter Quarters. Credit may not be allocated to Spring. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Autumn 2015
    Saul Levmore, Julie Roin
  • Greenberg Seminar: Meritocracy?

    LAWS 95902 - 10 a
    What does a meritocracy look like? Is it related to democracy – and, if so, how do Chinese or other forms of meritocracy differ from ours? By the third seminar we will move to sports (pure meritocracy, it would seem – but what about accommodating disabilities and what of artificial enhancements that are against the rules?). Does the law regarding employment tests, not to mention law school itself, fit common sense notions of meritocracy? Are markets meritocratic or is that something different? If these questions interest you, then please join us (subject to registration space), but be sure your Thursday evenings are free in the Autumn and Winter Quarters. Credit may not be allocated to Spring. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Winter 2016
    Saul Levmore, Julie Roin
  • Greenberg Seminar: Plutocracy

    LAWS 95902 - 09 (1) a, x
    Plutocracy means “rule by the wealthy.” It is firmly rejected by modern democratic principles, yet over the last decade influential commentators have argued that plutocracy has reappeared around the world, including in the United States and Europe. We will discuss whether plutocracy really exists, and if it does, why, and what can be done about. Our tentative reading list includes Jeffrey Winters, Oligarchy; Scott Radnitz, Weapons of the Wealthy: Predatory Regimes and Elite-Led Protests in Central Asia; Chrystia Freeland, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else; David Rothkopf, Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making; and Robert Frank, Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Autumn 2015
    Eric Posner, David A. Weisbach
  • Greenberg Seminar: Plutocracy

    LAWS 95902 - 09 a
    Plutocracy means “rule by the wealthy.” It is firmly rejected by modern democratic principles, yet over the last decade influential commentators have argued that plutocracy has reappeared around the world, including in the United States and Europe. We will discuss whether plutocracy really exists, and if it does, why, and what can be done about. Our tentative reading list includes Jeffrey Winters, Oligarchy; Scott Radnitz, Weapons of the Wealthy: Predatory Regimes and Elite-Led Protests in Central Asia; Chrystia Freeland, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else; David Rothkopf, Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making; and Robert Frank, Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Winter 2016
    Eric Posner, David A. Weisbach
  • Greenberg Seminar: Plutocracy

    LAWS 95902 - 09 a
    Plutocracy means “rule by the wealthy.” It is firmly rejected by modern democratic principles, yet over the last decade influential commentators have argued that plutocracy has reappeared around the world, including in the United States and Europe. We will discuss whether plutocracy really exists, and if it does, why, and what can be done about. Our tentative reading list includes Jeffrey Winters, Oligarchy; Scott Radnitz, Weapons of the Wealthy: Predatory Regimes and Elite-Led Protests in Central Asia; Chrystia Freeland, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else; David Rothkopf, Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making; and Robert Frank, Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Spring 2016
    Eric Posner, David A. Weisbach
  • Greenberg Seminar: Satan in Law and Literature

    LAWS 95902 - 06 (1) +, a
    The Prince of Darkness (aka Lucifer, Satan, Mephistopheles, The Old Man Down the Road, and many other aliases) has left a deep mark on all the arts, not least on literature. He is an irresistible magnet for performers, from Samuel Ramey to Jack Nicholson and Mick Jagger. And his cult remains vigorous in the United States, posing numerous challenges for law. We propose to study some leading works of literature in the tradition of Satanology, including works by Dante, Marlowe, Milton, Goethe, and John Updike. We will then look at recent cases involving the claims of Satanists. Prospective students should send to both instructors a statement indicating your background in literature and your reasons for interest in the course. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Autumn 2015
    Richard A. Posner, Martha Nussbaum
  • Greenberg Seminar: Satan in Law and Literature

    LAWS 95902 - 06 +, a
    The Prince of Darkness (aka Lucifer, Satan, Mephistopheles, The Old Man Down the Road, and many other aliases) has left a deep mark on all the arts, not least on literature. He is an irresistible magnet for performers, from Samuel Ramey to Jack Nicholson and Mick Jagger. And his cult remains vigorous in the United States, posing numerous challenges for law. We propose to study some leading works of literature in the tradition of Satanology, including works by Dante, Marlowe, Milton, Goethe, and John Updike. We will then look at recent cases involving the claims of Satanists. Prospective students should send to both instructors a statement indicating your background in literature and your reasons for interest in the course. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Winter 2016
    Richard A. Posner, Martha Nussbaum
  • Greenberg Seminar: Satan in Law and Literature

    LAWS 95902 - 06 +, a
    The Prince of Darkness (aka Lucifer, Satan, Mephistopheles, The Old Man Down the Road, and many other aliases) has left a deep mark on all the arts, not least on literature. He is an irresistible magnet for performers, from Samuel Ramey to Jack Nicholson and Mick Jagger. And his cult remains vigorous in the United States, posing numerous challenges for law. We propose to study some leading works of literature in the tradition of Satanology, including works by Dante, Marlowe, Milton, Goethe, and John Updike. We will then look at recent cases involving the claims of Satanists. Prospective students should send to both instructors a statement indicating your background in literature and your reasons for interest in the course. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Spring 2016
    Richard A. Posner, Martha Nussbaum
  • Greenberg Seminar: Slavery and its Aftermaths

    LAWS 95902 - 11 (1) a, x
    The legacy of American slavery looms today behind many public policy discussions about inequality, race, education, and housing policy. In this Greenberg, we aim to deepen understandings of slavery and its legacies, paying particular attention to economic issues. We will read inter alia histories of American slavery, Jim Crow, and peonage. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Autumn 2015
    Daniel Abebe, Aziz Huq
  • Greenberg Seminar: Slavery and its Aftermaths

    LAWS 95902 - 11 a
    The legacy of American slavery looms today behind many public policy discussions about inequality, race, education, and housing policy. In this Greenberg, we aim to deepen understandings of slavery and its legacies, paying particular attention to economic issues. We will read inter alia histories of American slavery, Jim Crow, and peonage. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Winter 2016
    Daniel Abebe, Aziz Huq
  • Greenberg Seminar: Slavery and its Aftermaths

    LAWS 95902 - 11 a
    The legacy of American slavery looms today behind many public policy discussions about inequality, race, education, and housing policy. In this Greenberg, we aim to deepen understandings of slavery and its legacies, paying particular attention to economic issues. We will read inter alia histories of American slavery, Jim Crow, and peonage. Graded Pass/Fail.
    Spring 2016
    Daniel Abebe, Aziz Huq
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Future

    LAWS 95902 - 12 (1) a, x
    This seminar examines both fictional depictions and non-fictional predictions about the future. Drawing from film, literature, and academic scholarship we will explore themes that include the rise of artificial intelligence, apocalyptical predictions, time travel, and dystopian societies, as well as the role of law and government.
    Autumn 2015
    Erin Casey, Anthony Casey
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Future

    LAWS 95902 - 12 a
    This seminar examines both fictional depictions and non-fictional predictions about the future. Drawing from film, literature, and academic scholarship we will explore themes that include the rise of artificial intelligence, apocalyptical predictions, time travel, and dystopian societies, as well as the role of law and government.
    Winter 2016
    Erin Casey, Anthony Casey
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Future

    LAWS 95902 - 12 a
    This seminar examines both fictional depictions and non-fictional predictions about the future. Drawing from film, literature, and academic scholarship we will explore themes that include the rise of artificial intelligence, apocalyptical predictions, time travel, and dystopian societies, as well as the role of law and government.
    Spring 2016
    Erin Casey, Anthony Casey
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago

    LAWS 95902 - 08 (1) a, x
    Since the arrival of European settlers in the late 17th Century, human activity has worked great changes on the environment of the Chicago region, and yet, the environment continues to influence human – especially economic – activity in the region. This seminar will examine the interaction of economic development and ecological systems in the Chicago region. Topics may include the influence of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” and contemporary debates about the use of Chicago’s public spaces, prairie restoration and its controversies, and the future of the Great Lakes watershed. At least one of the seminar’s meetings will occur at and include a tour of a Cook County Forest Preserve; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Preserve. Meets Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 only (credit cannot be allocated to Winter). Graded Pass/Fail.
    Autumn 2015
    Mark N. Templeton, Thomas J. Miles
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago

    LAWS 95902 - 08 a
    Since the arrival of European settlers in the late 17th Century, human activity has worked great changes on the environment of the Chicago region, and yet, the environment continues to influence human – especially economic – activity in the region. This seminar will examine the interaction of economic development and ecological systems in the Chicago region. Topics may include the influence of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” and contemporary debates about the use of Chicago’s public spaces, prairie restoration and its controversies, and the future of the Great Lakes watershed. At least one of the seminar’s meetings will occur at and include a tour of a Cook County Forest Preserve; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Preserve. Meets Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 only (credit cannot be allocated to Winter). Graded Pass/Fail.
    Winter 2016
    Mark N. Templeton, Thomas J. Miles
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago

    LAWS 95902 - 08 a
    Since the arrival of European settlers in the late 17th Century, human activity has worked great changes on the environment of the Chicago region, and yet, the environment continues to influence human – especially economic – activity in the region. This seminar will examine the interaction of economic development and ecological systems in the Chicago region. Topics may include the influence of Daniel Burnham’s “Plan of Chicago” and contemporary debates about the use of Chicago’s public spaces, prairie restoration and its controversies, and the future of the Great Lakes watershed. At least one of the seminar’s meetings will occur at and include a tour of a Cook County Forest Preserve; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to the Preserve. Meets Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016 only (credit cannot be allocated to Winter). Graded Pass/Fail.
    Spring 2016
    Mark N. Templeton, Thomas J. Miles