This course will cover fundamental theories in the philosophy of law, including the nature and content of law, its relation to morality, and the obligation to obey the law, as well as theories of legal interpretation. In addition to philosophical questions such as the relationship between morality and laws, we will consider what kinds of behavior should or should not be legal. For example, what should be the limits on freedom of speech? We will also address the disproportionate effect that certain laws seem to have on minorities and ask whether the law, in fact, remains neutral with regards to morality and politics. If the legal system lacks the kind of neutrality that legal theorists claim for it, what route of restructuring or escape does that leave us?