LAW-2147 Justice, Morals and Film

Prof. Steven M. Eisenstat,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


In this seminar, we will examine the relationship between, justice, morality and the law through the use of selected films and writings. Each week we will discuss such topics as the death penalty, the use of torture, terrorism, and revenge in light of their legality, as well as whether their use are consistent with our concepts of morality and justice. We will also examine different attempts to define such concepts as justice and morality.

My method of teaching this course is non- Socratic; thus it relies upon significant student participation and discussion. As such, student participation is taken into account for grading purposes.

There is a final paper for the course. The paper cannot be used to satisfy the legal writing requirement.


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<<Course Updated: March 11, 2016>>