There are three levels of classes at NYU: lecture courses, seminars, and colloquia. 

Classes with a philosophical focus taught in recent years by current faculty or planned for coming years include:

Lecture Courses

  • Jurisprudence
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Moral and Political Philosophy
  • Legal and Political Philosophy
  • Legislation and Political Theory
  • Political Philosophy
  • The Rule of Law


  • Contract Theory
  • Democratic Theory
  • Equality and Egalitarianism
  • Federalist Papers
  • Global Justice
  • Human Dignity
  • Modern Legal Philosophy
  • Nietzsche and the Law
  • Republicanism Ancient and Modern
  • What We Owe to Others


In addition to the Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy, the following colloquia frequently address philosophical themes:

  • Colloquium in Law, Economics, and Politics
  • Hauser Globalization Colloquium: Interdisciplinary Approaches to International Law
  • Institute for International Law and Justice Colloquium