Philosophy of law, also known as legal philosophy or jurisprudence, is a branch of philosophy that investigates fundamental questions concerning law and legal systems. 

It encompasses a wide range of inquiries, exploring the nature of law, its ethical foundations, and the principles that guide legal systems. Philosophers of law often draw on insights from other branches of philosophy, including ethics, political philosophy, and metaphysics. By exploring the foundational questions of law, philosophy of law provides a conceptual framework for understanding legal systems and contributes to ongoing debates about justice, rights, and the nature of legal authority.

Philosophy of law faculty

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Jovana Davidovic

Associate Professor
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Richard Fumerton

F. Wendell Miller Professor
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Diane Jeske