Mar 24, 2019  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

PHIL 222 - Philosophy of Law

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: One 100-level, three-credit course in philosophy
This course examines law and justice, the structure of legal reasoning, the nature and justification of the adversary system, lawyers’ roles and ethics and questions such as: Should confidentiality, zealous advocacy, plea bargaining or the insanity defense be abolished? Is punishment morally defensible? What is the basis for legal interference with individual liberty? Do lawyers have an obligation to defend clients they find repulsive? Offered alternate years. (Formerly PHIL 322) (CHUM; CWRT)