611.22 Readings: Law & Violence

Law and governance are often conceptualized as a means of controlling violence. But law also channels, approves, and even inflicts violence. This reading group will explore some of the foundational thinking about the intersection of law, violence, and justice—particular topics include state-directed violence, the resistance of tyranny (including public and private racial oppression), management of private violence (including self-defense), and other issues suggested by student participants.

This Readings section counts as a PIPS elective.

Fall 2020

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Class participation
Joseph Blocher, Jake Charles
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.611.22.F20
Email list: LAW.611.22.F20@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - LLM-ICL
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice
Course Areas of Practice