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Crime, Sin, and Punishment (Bibas)
Fall 2019   LAW 932-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
T 3:00PM - 4:20PM
Tanenbaum Hall 253

Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations

Grading
100% Participation

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

- If you are absent due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can make PowerPoint slides or other class materials available to you.

- Please make an appointment to meet with me and I will review/answer questions about what you missed.

Category
Seminar

Credits
1.0

1-credit, ungraded reading group to read and discuss issues of blame, fault, sin, crime, and justice as they recur throughout Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. Active class participation is required but there will be no paper or examination.

The group will meet somewhere between every week and every other week. The required text is Fyodor Dostoyevesky, The Brothers Karamazov (Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky trans., Farrar Straus & Giroux paperback 2002), ISBN 0-374-52837-3.

Course Concentrations

Courts and the Judicial System
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of both substantive and procedural issues in the operation of our legal system; Perform legal analysis in the context of procedural issues and the judicial process; Communicate effectively on topics related to procedure and the judicial process; Demonstrate an understanding of how procedural issues and the judicial process affect all other area of our legal system.

Criminal Law and Procedure
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of criminal law and procedure; Perform legal analysis in the context of criminal law and procedure; Communicate effectively on topics related to criminal law and procedure; Demonstrate an understanding of the role criminal law and procedure play in society and their impact on other areas of law and society.

Perspectives on the Law
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of how the law affects, and is affected by, the individual course topic; Perform legal analysis in the context of the individual course topic; Communicate effectively on the legal and other aspects of the individual course topic; Demonstrate the ability to use other disciplines to analyze legal issues relevant to the individual course topic, including economics, philosophy, and sociology, as appropriate.

Professional Responsibility and Ethics
Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of how the law affects, and is affected by, the individual course topic; Perform legal analysis in the context of the individual course topic; Communicate effectively on the legal and other aspects of the individual course topic; Demonstrate the ability to use other disciplines to analyze legal issues relevant to the individual course topic, including economics, philosophy, and sociology, as appropriate.


Textbooks

"The Brothers Karamazov" by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Edition: Pevear & Volokhonsky 2002
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0-374-52837-3
Required