As we prepare to start a new academic year, the Wall Street Journal‘s Law Blog offers a rundown of some new courses at American law schools:
• At Pepperdine Law School in California, students will search for answers to contemporary problems in the Bible. “Law and the Bible” will explore “how the Bible addresses the challenging legal issues of our day—the breakdown of the family, the death penalty, abortion, poverty, climate change, gay marriage, human trafficking, immigration, and the separation of church and state.”
• At Harvard, students will be seeking advice from Friedrich Nietzsche.“The premise is that provocation by this Master Provocateur may be just the therapy that law students need,” says the description of “Nietzsche for Lawyers,” taught by criminal law professor Richard Parker. There’s no exam, but “soft drinks, wine and snacks will be provided.”
Further comment seems unnecessary.