286.72 sec. 001 - Justice (Fall 2020)
Instructor: Christopher L. Kutz (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
- Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
From September 01, 2020
To October 13, 2020
Course End: October 13, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 34344
Enroll Limit: 11
As of: 10/21 09:58 AM
This course, we will talk about justice as a matter of substance. We will read a number of classics and contemporary works on political thought, including: Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Politics, John Stuart Mill, WEB Du Bois, John Rawls, Chantal Mouffe, and Tommie Shelby. We'll read a 30-50pp excerpt for each session and talk about the conception of a society it critiques and imagines. No prior background is expected, just an openness to a variety of perspectives and a commitment to charitable interpretation. Our readings will vary depending on participants’ interests.Work for the course will be active discussion participation and submitting six 1-2pp written reactions to the weekly reading.
This class is among the special Fall 2020 1L elective seminars designed to give entering 1Ls an extra opportunity to form connections despite our remote form of interaction. In light of that goal, these classes will expect real-time attendance and may not be recorded. These classes will all be graded on a Credit/No Credit basis and total written work requirement will be no more than 8 double-spaced pages.
Real-time attendance at the first Zoom class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.
This course is only open to 1Ls.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
First Year Courses
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
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Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.