Minor in Law, Justice and Society - Legal Thinking PHIL 2020   Legal Thinking
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course examines the role of practical reason in resolving legal controversies. It will address various questions on which there is a current legal debate and challenge students to develop their own informed opinions on these matters. Questions may include: Should the state prevent people from ending their lives to escape the pain of terminal disease? Shall we leave people free to makeup their own minds regarding abortion? Should the law be used to control pornography? Is affirmative action demanded by (or inconsistent with) equality under the law? Legislation enacted in these and other controversial areas will dramatically affect how we live. It thus demands our critical attention.
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Discussion