Law and Theories of Justice

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 11/16
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • W
  • 1540-1740
  • WB162
01/25/2023 04/26/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This seminar will offer a systematic overview of major contemporary theories of justice, with a special focus on their concrete implications for areas of legal doctrine. Coverage will include egalitarian, libertarian, communitarian, critical race theorists, and feminist theories of justice.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will (1) submit seven biweekly commentary posts of approximately 800 words (directly to instructor, not via EXPO), and (2) a final analytical paper of approximately 15 pages. Students will choose their paper topics from an array of options provided by the instructor. The final paper is due via EXPO by noon on the last day of the finals period. Students seeking to use the final paper for their Upper-Level Writing Requirement must submit a "Special Request" form to SRO by Feb. 27th. The form and submission instructions are available via LawWeb. Students seeking to use the final paper for the requirement must write an extended final paper of around 25 pages.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
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: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM