Law, Justice and Legitimacy

Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Law, Justice and Legitimacy

    Course Required
  • Host University

    Universidad Pompeu Fabra

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    This course offers students an introduction to the fundamentals of public law and the normative analysis of law. Students will analyze key questions such as what law is, what its nature is, what it is for or what function it serves, and many other basic legal ideas. The concept of constitutionalism will be one of the main overall focuses. The course will also introduce students to the general normative analysis of the content and limits of the law from a moral point of view. Additionally, the course offers a brief introduction to contemporary theories of justice and an overview of contemporary political philosophy in relation to the law. It also addresses the question of how current globalization processes are affecting domestic legal orders and transforming the traditional scenario in which both justice and legitimacy make their respective claims.

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.