Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA


568 | 2.0 credits


Jurisprudence deals with the nature of law and legal reasoning. This course introduces the principal theories of law, the sources of legal rules and the characteristics of legal systems and non-legal systems of social ordering. Primary emphasis will be on a survey of theories of higher law (e.g. "natural law") and legal positivism viewed through the eyes of various thinkers.