Western Legal Thought-II presents a study of developments in European legal thought from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Beginning with the seventeenth century, the course traces the emergence of social contract theories and considers the advent of modern perceptions on international law. Moving onto the eighteenth century, the course focuses upon new constitutional themes such as the rule of law, and early forms of European civil codes. By the nineteenth century, the course’s focus shifts onto respective theoretical contributions of Hegel and Marx to legal theory taking, also, into account historical, sociological, and anthropological approaches to jurisprudence. The course concludes with an overview of twentieth century developments in international human rights mechanisms and critical legal movements.