Legal Theory and the Legitimation of Inequality in the Twentieth Century

Legal Theory and the Legitimation of Inequality in the Twentieth Century

Professor Jon Hanson
Fall 2018 seminar
M 7:10pm - 9:10pm in WCC Room 3012
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: Participation is by permission only. To apply, please send a brief statement of interest to hanson@law.harvard.edu and jlipton@law.harvard.edu.

Exam Type: No Exam

This seminar will draw from interdisciplinary research and writing on law, legal theory, legitimacy, inequality, power, injustice, mind sciences, economics, and history. The materials will inform our discussion of legal and legal-theoretic trends over the twentieth century and their implications for today. Students will write response papers analyzing the reading materials, and will have the option of adding an additional writing credit. Grades will be based on response papers and class participation, and students will be expected to participate in leading the discussion. Jacob Lipton will assist with this course.

Subject Areas: Legal & Political Theory