Units of Study

SLSS1001 - Introduction to Socio-Legal Studies

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Allen George


This unit provides students with an introduction to the understanding of legal ideas, institutions and practices in their social and historical contexts. It will provide an historical overview of legal institutions and forms of law in Australia, the place of the idea of the rule of law in state-formation, liberalism, processes of civilisation and colonialism, law and the public/private distinction, changing conceptions of human rights, as well as outlining the central features of the various fields of law.


class participation (10%), 1x1500wd take-home exam (40%) and 1x3000wd essay (50%)


unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre


2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Additional Information

available to Bachelor of Arts and Sciences and Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies only

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