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Conservatism in Law in America Seminar
Professors L. Otis and W. Otis
J.D. Seminar 103 | 3 credit hours
This writing seminar explores various themes running through conservatism in American law. In the course of examining the meaning of American legal conservatism, it touches on certain basic questions about the nature and purpose of law both generally and in the United States in particular, as well as assumptions and beliefs about how human beings behave and how they learn to order their dealings with one another. It explores the relationship of conservatism in society to conservatism in American law, occasionally using current and past controversies to illustrate different ways of understanding conservatism in law as well as competing approaches.
Recommended: Constitutional Law I: The Federal System or Democracy and Coercion.