Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Jurisprudence Seminar

766 | 2.0 credits


This seminar explores the nature of law with other literature reflecting legal themes. Emphasis is placed on the ways in which lawyers and judges traditionally conceive of and express themselves in professional language, and how these modes of thought and speech may be modified and shaped by an individual lawyer's own experiences. Students explore the contexts in which legal and ethical judgments are made, and what it means to speak and write within the language of legal principles and rules. Students are asked to contribute to this body of literature through discussion and their own writing about diverse and competing lines of legal and literary thought, upon which substantive and strategic choices are made in the legal profession.