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have his grade bumped. He will receive a B. But a student with a final average of 86.50 is eligible and will be assigned a B+ if the graduate instructor reports that her participation in section was strong. Calendar of Major Assessments Final Draft of Paper #1 Wednesday, October, 8 th at 5 p.m. Midterm Exam Thursday, October 23 rd in class. Final Draft of Paper #2 Wednesday, November 26 th at 5 p.m. Final Exam Friday, December 12 th at 3:30 p.m. Note: Students may not pass this course without completing all four of these assessments. Contact Information Whom should I contact about… Getting into the class? The instructor difficulties I’m having understanding the material? questions I’m having about the material? The instructor and/or your teaching assistant providing documentation that excuses my The undergraduate teaching assistant
6 absence from a required lecture or section? getting notes for a day of lecture that I missed for an excused absence? The undergraduate teaching assistant illness on the day or evening of an exam? The instructor scheduling a make-up exam (keeping in mind that quizzes can never be made up)? Your teaching assistant or the instructor why I received the grade I received on an assessment? Your teaching assistant. If that discussion does not resolve your question, then the instructor. why I received the grade I received for the semester? The instructor SCHEDULE OF READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS All readings on Moodle course page Date Topic/Class Activity Assignment to Be Completed BEFORE this class WEEK 1 Tues. 9/2 Introduction to the Course No readings Thurs. 9/4 What is Law? Natural Law Theory: from Aquinas to King Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from a Birmingham City Jail” April 16, 1963 Section READING QUIZ #1 WEEK 2 Tues. 9/9 What is Law? Legal Positivism HLA Hart, excerpt from “Positivism and the Separation of Law and Morals” Harvard Law Review 71:4, pp. 594-621 (1958) Thurs. 9/11 What is Law? Natural Law Theory II: The “Inner Morality” of Law Fuller, Lon, excerpt from “Positivism and Fidelity to Law—A Response to Professor Hart” Harvard Law Review 71:4, pp.638-657 (1958) Excerpt from The Morality of Law, Yale University Press: New Haven CT (1969) pp. 33-44 Section What is Law? Law in a-moral regimes READING/FILM QUIZ #2 Watch the film Judgment at Nuremberg prior to section (about 3 hrs.). Pay particular attention to the courtroom scenes. Link posted on Moodle WEEK 3 Tues. 9/16 What is Law? Legal Consciousness: A Different Critique of Positivism Hendrik Hartog, “Pigs and Positivism” Wisconsin Law Review pp. 899-936 (1985)