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Religion, Law and Lawyering

Course Number: 
LAW.823
Credits: 
3

This course considers how religious perspectives might illuminate various issues of secular law and lawyering.  Topics that will be addressed include: parallels between law and religion; religious language in public and legal discourse; religious perspectives on civil liability, criminal law and punishment, and reconciliation with injustice;  interpretation of secular and sacred text; and spiritual dimensions of lawyering.  The course will consider a variety of religious perspectives, including Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic.