Classes in the philosophy of law provide an opportunity to take a step back from legal doctrine and think about it critically. How does it work? What can or should it be? And how does it connect to other areas of our lives?

Philosophy of law at Michigan has unparalleled depth and breadth. The community includes faculty at the law school, in the philosophy department, and in the business school. 

Graduates who studied philosophy of law at Michigan now teach in leading law schools and philosophy departments around the globe. 

Our philosophy of law offerings are formalized through the Law and Ethics Program, a collaboration between Michigan Law and the University of Michigan’s Philosophy Department. Through the program, Michigan hosts an annual public lecture, reading groups, and workshops and conferences with leading legal theorists from around the world.