Law, Justice & Democracy



SLN #: 13113
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 018
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Sigler

Course Description:
This seminar will address select issues in American law and politics from a philosophical perspective, centering on the meaning and institutions of justice in a democratic polity. Topics will include (among others) distributive justice, judicial review, campaign finance, voting rights, punishment, and torture. In addition to the relevant case law, readings will be drawn from historical and contemporary legal and political scholarship and commentary.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Limited Enrollment Number: 16
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: More than two unexcused absences may result in withdrawal
Online Course Site: None