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 2013-14 and 2014-15 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

Advanced Topics in Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy

American Indian Law

Animal Law

Behavioral Law and Economics

Canonical Ideas in Legal Thought

Comparative Legal Institutions

The Constitution in Congress

Constitutional Decision Making

Constitutional Law I: Governmental Structure

Development of Legal Institutions

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

Economic Analysis of the Law

Evolution of Legal Doctrine

The Evolving Relationship between the Federal Government and the States

Federal Courts


Feminist Philosophy

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

Greenberg Seminar: Democracy's Limits

Greenberg Seminar: Redistribution in America and Abroad

Human Rights II: History and Theory

Innovative Solutions for Business, Law, and Social Issues

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Criminal Justice

Jurisprudence I: Theories of Law and Adjudication

Law and Advances in Medicine

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

Law and Race

Legal Interpretation

Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

The Life and Times of the Warren Court

Life in the Law

Originalism and its Critics

Philosophy of Criminal Law

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 Property

U.S. Supreme Court: Theory and Practice

Utilitarian Ethics

When is Political Power Legitimate?

Workshop: Judicial Behavior

Workshop: Law and Economics

Workshop: Law and Philosophy

Workshop: Public Law and Legal Theory