Curriculum

Legal Theory Colloquium

Credits: 2.00
Faculty: Nelson Tebbe

This seminar will explore selected topics in contemporary legal theory. Subjects might include cultural cognition, new governance, hedonic adaptation, the new originalism in constitutional interpretation, etc. The course will use a colloquium format, meaning that every other week, outside authors will come speak to the class about their work. Students will be asked to write short response papers throughout the term, instead of a final exam or paper. Admission to the course will be based on a short application, consisting of a c.v., transcript, and a one-paragraph statement that describes the student's interest in the course and any topics that he or she would like to see covered.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade with pass/fail option. A series of short papers are required.