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PHIL 338 001 (Web-Oriented Course)

Philosophy of Law

Concepts of law, constitution and sovereignty; law and morality; natural law theories and legal positivism; obligation, responsibility, and punishment.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 08, 2020 to Dec 03, 2020)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 21, 2020


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 30, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Mon Wed Fri13:0014:00
Instructor: CHAN, IRWIN


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:16
Currently Registered:74
General Seats Remaining:16
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  COVID-19 notice: this course will feature both synchronous and asynchronous components. Students will be asked to attend online lectures and discussions on Wednesdays (1:00 - 1:30 PM) and Fridays (1:00 - 1:50 PM) each week. Overview: We live in a society where the rule of law is taken for granted. We think that we should respect the legal system, obey the law, and be punished if we violate any law. But what is law? What makes a law a law and what distinguishes it from other rules such as etiquette? What is the rule of law and why is it valuable? Do we always have an obligation to obey the law? This course aims to explore these issues and demonstrate their relevance to our lives.

Book Summary :
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