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UT Law School Classes - Spring 2009

Con Law II: Civil Liberties

Instructor: Abramson, J Credits: 3 Course ID: 381C Unique #28416
     Day    Time   Location
   Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.124
   Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.124
   Thursday 11:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.124
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
  Floating

Description
The emphasis of this course will be on building bridges between the study of constitutional law and political theory.  To that end, we will move back and forth between case readings and readings from political and legal philosophers.  Topics will include speech, religion, privacy, abortion, surrogate parenting, stem cell research and eugenics, discrimination and affirmative action.  Political theory readings will draw from John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Ronald Dworkin, Michael Sandel, Michael Walzer, Bruce Ackerman, as well as Hobbes, Locke and Mill.

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