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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2007

GOV 384N • American Legal Philosophy

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39055 W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
MEZ 5.104

Course Description

This seminar explores the most important schools of legal thought that have shaped American jurisprudence: natural law, legal positivism, sociological jurisprudence, and critical legal studies. While these approaches have influenced all areas of substantive law, the emphasis in this course will be on constitutional development. As the core course in Public Law it, will address some of the main controversies within the sub-field today. Among the authors to be studied are: H. L. A. Hart, Lon Fuller, Benjamin Cardozo, Roscoe Pound, Ronald Dworkin, Mary Ann Glendon, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Abraham Lincoln.

Grading Policy

To be decided.


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