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Spring 2022 Seminar

The Rule and The Exception

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

What is required for you to be treated as an individual by the law? When should we insist that public officials treat you as an individual, and when should we instead value generality, rule-following, and blindness to individual circumstance? In this course, we will consider these questions across a range of legal and philosophical contexts. Topics will include, inter alia, anti-discrimination, the rule of law, individualized vs. statistical evidence, criminal sentencing, and algorithmic decision-making in law.