Jurisprudence and Legal Theory Courses

The courses listed below provide a taste of the Jurisprudence and Legal Theory courses offered at the Law School, although no formal groupings exist in our curriculum. This list includes the courses taught in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. Not all of these courses are offered every year, but this list will give you a representative sample of the variety of courses we might offer over any two-year period. Other new courses will likely be offered during your time at the Law School. To browse course descriptions for the current year, visit our Students section.


Advanced Law and Economics

American Indian Law

Behavioral Law and Economics

Canonical Ideas in Legal Thought

Capital Punishment in America

Comparative Legal Institutions

Constitutional Decision Making

Constitutional Law I: Governmental Structure

Delegation and Its Limits

Development of Legal Institutions

Developments in Fourth and Fifth Amendment Jurisprudence: Effects of Emerging Technologies

Economic Analysis of the Law

Empirical Law and Economics

Evolution of Legal Doctrine

The Evolving Relationship between the Federal Government and the States

Federal Courts

Federal Courts from the Judge's Perspective

Federal Legislative Power

Feminist Philosophy

Greenberg Seminar: Crime and Politics in Charm City: A Portrait of the Urban Drug War

Human Rights II: History and Theory

Jurisprudence I: Theories of Law and Adjudication

Law and Advances in Medicine

Law and Political Thought: Punishment

Law and Politics: U.S. Courts as Political Institutions

Law and the Theory of the Firm

Legal Interpretation

Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

Life in the Law

Originalism and its Critics

Property Theory

Public Choice

Public International Law

Public Opinion, Public Policy, and the Law

Racism, Law, and Social Sciences


Regulatory Interpretation

Seminal Texts in the History of Medical Ethics

Social Norms and Law

Theories of Financial Regulation

Theories of Property

U.S. Supreme Court: Theory and Practice

Workshop: Judicial Behavior

Workshop: Law and Economics

Workshop: Law and Philosophy

Workshop: Public Law and Legal Theory