Liberalism and Its Critics

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 13/15
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • R
  • 1540-1740
  • WB127
08/26/2021 11/18/2021

Course Description

In this seminar we will study liberalism and its contemporary critics. We will begin by considering what liberalism is, in its political, philosophical, economic, and legal forms. Then we survey various critiques—religious, communitarian, libertarian, socialist, populist, among others. We will be reading a range of articles and books, mostly in the field of political and legal theory. No prior knowledge is required, but a willingness to engage deeply with challenging texts will be assumed.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will write several short (2-3 page) response papers due directly to the instructors (not via EXPO)

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 23, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM