Units of Study

SLSS1001 - Introduction to Socio-Legal Studies

Semester 1, 2014  |  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.


tutorial participation (10%) and 1500wd take-home exercise (40%) and 3000wd essay (50%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm




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