Units of Study

SLSS1003 - Law and Contemporary Society

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Greg Martin

Description

This unit provides an understanding of the central themes and issues in social scientific analyses of the operation of law in society. After briefly outlining the various ways in which social life is organised in terms of law, the unit will examine a range of key concerns in the development of legal ideas, institutions and processes today, including the increasing legal regulation of private life, law and science, human rights, the globalisation of law, terrorism, risk and security, law and social inequality and citizenship.

Assessments

tutorial attendance and participation (10%), 1x2000wd essay (40%) and 1x2hr exam (plus ten minutes reading time) (50%).

Textbooks

unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre

Classes

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

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