Units of Study

SCLG2605 - Social Justice Law and Society

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dinesh Wadiwel
Phone: +61 2 9351 4811
Email: dinesh.wadiwel@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit of study examines a range of approaches to social justice, including distributive and recognition or identity theories. We ask how one works out what a socially just society would look like, considering guiding principles such as desert, need, merit and equality of resources, opportunity or capabilities. We then link these ideas with principles and practices of legal equality and human rights law and specific contemporary social justice topics such as racial, gender, environmental and international justice.

Assessments

class facilitation (20%) and 2500wd reflective journal (50%) and 1500wd take-home exercise (30%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

(12 Junior credit points in Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points in Socio-Legal Studies)

Prohibitions

SCLG2017, SCLG2536

Additional Information

this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program

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