Jurisprudence Seminar

  • Offered occasionally

Jurisprudence: The Federalist Papers - Professor John Kroger - Fall 2024

  • Course Number: LAW-468
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: 18
  • Description: In 1787 and 1788, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison published a series of newspaper essays defending the new draft federal Constitution and calling for its adoption. Though intended as a timely intervention in a contemporary political debate, the essays, known collectively as The Federalist Papers, are widely viewed today as the nation’s most significant contribution to political philosophy and an enduring explanation of the values and reasoning underlying the United States’ constitutional order. In this class, we will read and discuss the Federalist Papers in their entirety in order to better understand our nation’s political, legal and constitutional values and practices. 
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Two 8-10 page papers
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no