Legal Theory in Europe and the United States: A Very Brief Introduction (SC)

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/17
Credits: 1
Day Date Time Room
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • R
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • R
  • 03/30/2020
  • 03/31/2020
  • 04/01/2020
  • 04/02/2020
  • 04/06/2020
  • 04/07/2020
  • 04/08/2020
  • 04/09/2020
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • 0820-0950
  • WB129

Course Description

Have American and European legal theorists tended to raise the same sorts of questions about law? If they haven’t, what are the differences in perspective? Twentieth-century European legal theory was dominated by the question of what gives law its validity, whereas American legal theorists have been preoccupied with rather different questions. Yet in Europe and the United States, legal theorists have ultimately found themselves worrying about much the same set of problems. This 1-credit course, taught by a British law professor, is designed to provide students with broader perspectives on some of the problems encountered in other parts of their syllabus, and to familiarize them with arguments and literature that they might draw upon when studying, and completing assignments for other law courses.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only
Description: A take-home exam will be distributed on the last day of class in a sealed envelope. Students will be on their honor to write answers to the exam questions during the stated time upon opening the envelope, and to upload their answer document to EXPO. The upload deadline is noon two weeks after the last class session.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources:
Course Notes: ATTENDANCE: Attendance at all class sessions is required. Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be disenrolled in accordance with Academic Policy. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Monday, March 30, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Saturday, April 11, 11:59 PM