573
LAW

Jurisprudence

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.

Typical Course Credit

2

Credit Limit

3

Repeat Limit

Not Repeatable

Instructor Approval

No

Competition

No

Assigned Sections

No

Bar Course

No

Clinical Requirement

No

Certificate(s)

Native Hawaiian Law

Category

Legal Theory and History

Tentative Course Rotation

Full Time
Varies
Varies
Part Time
Varies
Varies

Effective Since

Fall
1977

Offering

Regular

Schedule Type

Lecture/Discussion (LED)

Major Restrictions

Law