Instructor(s): Malcolm Thorburn

For graduate students, the course number is LAW1000HF.

This course will meet exclusively remotely once a week, via audio-visual conference. To enrol in this course all students must meet or exceed the tech requirements for enrolment in University of Toronto courses, which can be found here [https://www.viceprovoststudents.utoronto.ca/students/tech-requirements-online-learning/]

Note: The Quercus program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Quercus as soon as confirmed in the course.

Attendance is mandatory.

We will examine alternative frameworks within which a wide range of legal problems can be analyzed and prescriptions evaluated. These might include "law and economics", "law and philosophy" (including utilitarianism, Kantianism and Aristotelian theories), legal history, critical legal studies, feminism, and empirical legal analysis. The readings will comprise leading examples of legal scholarship in each of these intellectual veins. Guest lecturers having special expertise in the different areas will lead the discussion.

Evaluation
three short written assignments (approx. 1500-1800 words each).
Academic year
2020 - 2021

At a Glance

First Term
Credits
3
Hours
3

Enrolment

Maximum
80

80 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

Schedule

T: 9:10 - 11:30 am (AV Conference)