Units of Study

SCLG2615 - Law and Social Theory

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Desmond McDonnell


This unit provides a detailed understanding of how the work of a broad range of social theorists contributes to a specifically sociological understanding of legal ideas, institutions and practices. After beginning with classical sociology - Durkheim, Marx and Weber, the unit will then discuss the contributions of the Frankfurt School, Habermas, Foucault, Bourdieu, Luhmann, Elias, and Selznick, as well as the more recent perspectives of postmodern and feminist social theory.


1000wd workbook (20%) and 2000wd research essay (50%) and 1500wd take-home exercise (30%)


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


(SCLG2601) or (6 Senior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies)



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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