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 2017-18 and 2018-19 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.

PLEASE NOTE: This page does not include courses for the current academic year. To browse current course offerings, visit my.UChicago.

Advanced Topics in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy:  Nietzsche on Morality, Suffering, and the Value of Life

Behavioral Law and Economics

Canonical Ideas in American Legal Thought

City Policing

Comparative Legal Institutions

Constitutional Decisionmaking

Constitutional Law I: Governmental Structure

Constitutional Law VI: U.S. Constitutional Rights in Comparative Perspective

Corporate Theory

Critical Legal Studies vs. Law and Economics

The Demagogue and Executive Power

Emotion, Reason, and Law

Empirical Legal Studies

Evolution of Legal Doctrine

Fairness in Law and Economics

Federal Courts

Feminist Philosophy

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

Greenberg Seminar: Discrimination in American Institutions

Greenberg Seminar: Our Algorithmic Futures

Greenberg Seminar: The Complacent Class and Other Tyler Cowen Ideas

Greenberg Seminar: The Trump Presidency

Greenberg Seminar: What is Racism?

Hellenistic Ethics

How Law & Legal Institutions Address (Or Fail to Address) the Impacts of Racial Segregation in Chicago

Human Rights: Contemporary Issues

Introduction to Law and Economics

Islamic Law: Foundations and Contemporary Issues

Jurisprudence I: Theories of Law and Adjudication

Law and Advances in Medicine

Law and Economic Development

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

Law and Public Policy:  Case Studies in Problem Solving

Law and Society


Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

Life (and Death) in the Law

Poverty Law


Public Choice

Public International Law

Racism, Law, and Social Sciences

The Social and Legal Construction of Race

Stoic Ethics Through Roman Eyes

U.S. Supreme Court: Theory and Practice

Workshop: Judicial Behavior

Workshop: Law and Economics

Workshop: Law and Philosophy

Workshop: Law and Philosophy: Enlightenment Liberalism and its Critics, Left and Right

Workshop: Public Law and Legal Theory

Wrongful Discrimination: Legal and Philosophical Perspectives