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Spring 2023 Reading Group

An Introduction to the Classical Legal Tradition

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: No Exam

The reading group will introduce students to the classical legal tradition, as practiced in Europe, Britain and the United States, and examine its differences from modern approaches such as originalism and progressivism. We will read a mix of primary sources (such as the Digest of Justinian and selections from Thomas Aquinas’ Treatise on Law); secondary historical sources; and recent legal theory bearing on current debates. No previous knowledge is expected.

Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18.