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796.20 - Law, History and Philosophy Seminar
Professor: Howard P. Fink
Semester: 2011 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
The seminar is largely made up of student presentations, assisted by me, on the topics they have chosen to write about. The topics include the legal and philosophical background of the American Revolution, Greek and Roman sources, the Bible in history and law, schools of jurisprudence, how judges approach their work, the intellectual history of the Civil War and its aftermath, the civil rights movement, law and literature, the impact of the New Deal, modern legal philosophies, feminism, the rise of the internet and other topics designed by the student. The students will write a paper on their topics they have chosen. This course satisfies the Writing Requirement.
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