Law and Morality

Module Leader:
Lucie Atkins
Status:
Confirmed
Year/Term:
2017-2018 Summer
Level:
Immersion
Division:
Arts and Humanities

Would you sue a family member if he stole your valuables? Can parents refuse to have their child vaccinated? Can a person be charged with murder due to his ignorance? We will explore these and similar question mainly through discussion of the legality of the actions involved and situations existing in short scenarios designed to spark our discussions. Sometimes, you may be assigned the role of an advocate for a particular party. Other times, you will represent a neutral judge or policy maker. Every student will have the space to express his or her position on these broader legal and moral issues.