Law School Description
This course examines four contemporary themes in American jurisprudence: law and economics (law as efficiency), critical legal studies (law as politics), literary theory and deconstructive method (law as a text), and humanistic legal education. Law and economics and critical legal theory imply that the classical notion of law as a public morality is dead. Excerpts from the realist and anti-realist arguments in the philosophy of science and Ronald Dworkin’s recent Law’s Empire also will be used to debate the "death of law."
UH Mānoa Catalog Description
Relationships between the concepts of law and morality with views of legal and moral philosophers.