TRN172Y1: Ethics and the Law



What is the relationship between moral values and the law? What role does the law play in enabling people to live better lives? Are legal institutions and actors subject to higher ethical standards? In this course we will read texts from legal theory and political philosophy to try to explain the connection between ethics and the law. This will provide the basis for thinking about some historical and contemporary legal cases, as well as ethical issues judges, lawyers, and lawmakers face in their professional roles. Restricted to first-year students admitted to the Trinity One Program. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, UC One, Vic One, Woodsworth One
Distribution Requirements
Breadth Requirements
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)
Society and its Institutions (3)
Mode of Delivery
In Class