Philosophy of Law Course Materials



Readings

    --Riggs v. Palmer 
    --Aquinas' "Treatise on Law" (from Summa Theologica) (Read Questions 90-97)
    --Hart "Positivism and the Separation of Law and Morals"   (follow link to Harvard Law Review, February 1958)
    --Fuller, "Positivism and Fidelity to Law -- A Reply to Professor Hart"  (Harvard Law Review, February 1958)
    --Holmes, "The Path of Law"
    --Frank, "Legal Realism

    --Lawrence v. Texas  

Syllabus

Study Questions

    --Riggs v. Palmer
    --Aquinas' theory of law
    --Austin, "A Positivist Conception of Law"
    --Fuller, "Eight Ways to Fail to Make a Law"
    --Hart, "A More Recent Positivist Conception of Law"
    --Hart, "Positivism and the Separation of Law and Morals"
    --Fuller, "Positivism and Fidelity to Law"
    --Dworkin, "The Model of Rules"
    --Holmes, "The Path of law" and Frank, "Legal Realism"
    --Dworkin, "Integrity in Law"
    --Scalia, "The Role of the United States Federal Courts..."
    --Dworkin's comments and Scalias response
    --Plato, from Crito
    --Smith, "Is There a Prima Facie Obligation to Obey the Law?"
 
    --Bowers v. Hardwick  
    --Mill, from On Liberty  
    --Feinberg, "Offensive Nuisances"