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Schlag, Pierre Distinguished Professor and the Byron R. White Professor of Constitutional Law

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Research

research overview

  • Professor Schlag's research covers a multitude of fields including constitutional interpretation, jurisprudence, legal theory, the aesthetics of law, legal reasoning, and law and economics. Animating most of his research and writing is an abiding interest in identifying what law is, what it does and articulating in cogent terms how it performs its various tasks.

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  • Jurisprudence, legal philosophy, law and economics, interdisciplinary studies, jurisprudence, legal philosophy, legal history

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • LAWS 7128 - Jurisprudence
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Addresses a number of fundamental questions, such as: What is law? What should it be? How is it created? Our readings consist of cutting-edge articles from leading modernist/postmodernist schools of thought including legal formalism, legal realism, interpretive theory, law and economics, feminist jurisprudence, critical legal studies and law and literature. Same as LAWS 8128.
  • LAWS 8015 - Seminar: Constitutional Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Aims at thinking broadly about the challenges, and problems of constitutionalism in the U.S. What are the fundamental tensions that attend the constitutional enterprise�internally, externally? What relations does the Constitution have to democracy and liberalism? Readings will be taken from legal theory, social theory, philosophy and occasionally judicial opinions. Emphases will differ slightly each year as announced.
  • LAWS 8110 - Seminar: Fascism and the Liberal State
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores fascist legal theory and its critiques of the liberal democratic state. Readings of major conservative, liberal, fascist, Nazi and Marxist theorists including Marx, Gentile, Fuller, Neumann, Schmitt, Agamben, Hayek and Mill. Understand from a variety of perspectives, the structure and character of the liberal democratic state, its strengths and weaknesses as well as it susceptibility of fascism.
  • LAWS 8128 - Seminar: Jurisprudence
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Addresses a number of fundamental questions, such as: What is law? What should it be? How is it created? Our readings consist of cutting-edge articles from leading modernist/postmodernist schools of thought including legal formalism, legal realism, interpretive theory, law and economics, feminist jurisprudence, critical legal studies and law and literature. Same as LAWS 7128.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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