POLB30H3 Law, Justice and Rights

This is a lecture course that helps students understand the theoretical justifications for the rule of law. We will study different arguments about the source and limitations of law: natural law, legal positivism, normative jurisprudence and critical theories.  The course will also examine some key court cases in order to explore the connection between theory and practice. This is the foundation course for the Minor program in Public Law.
Area of Focus: Political Theory

Prerequisite: 

Any 4.0 credits

Exclusion: 

PHLB11H3 (students who have taken PHLB11H3 prior to POLB30H3 may count PHLB11H3 in place of POLB30H3 in the Minor in Public Law)

Recommended Preparation: 

0.5 credit in Political Science

Breadth Requirements: 
History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies
Note: 

Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Minor program in Public Law. Additional students will be admitted as space permits.