This course covers philosophical issues raised by particular areas of law and matters of statecraft (as opposed to questions about the nature of law in general, which are addressed in Jurisprudence). The course also introduces students to relevant aspects of moral and political philosophy. The legal topics vary by semester. In recent years, they have included: the justification of criminal punishment; the role that luck plays in legal outcomes; the nature of reasonable doubt; the legal import of statistical evidence; torture; abortion; racial profiling.