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265.4 sec. 1 - Jewish Law in Comparative Perspective: Comparative Visions of the Legal Enterpri (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Kenneth A. Bamberger (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
Instructor: David Kasher (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
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Meeting Time: MW 3:35-4:50
Meeting Location: 170
Course Start: January 10, 2011
Course Control Number (1Ls): 51163
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 51161
This course -- which satisfies the legal profession requirement -- will take a comparative approach to conceptions of law and the legal enterprise. The course will address big questions about the relation between law and ethics, the advocacy system and its alternatives, the benefits and disadvantages of basing law on notions of rights as opposed to obligations, legal evolution in the face of change, and the role of lawyers, judges and the legal system. It will consider a variety of substantive legal areas to illuminate overarching themes, including: the laws of speech, education, environmental protection, and abortion. Although the class will consider some of the specific law governing lawyers, it is not intended as a preparatory class for the MPRE.
** Assigned readings are all in English. ** No prior knowledge is required.
This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement.
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