The specialisation in jurisprudence provides a graduate qualification in legal thought and theory, including the philosophy of law and the sociological theory of law. The subject matter covers law in the context of human thought and the history of ideas as well as law in its social, cultural and political context. The focus is on the general principles of law, its operation and function in society and comparatively across history, cultures and nations. While Australian law is used as a reference point for discussion and comparison, units of study are generally not concerned with Australian or English common law but with law as a social and cultural phenomenon together with its function and effects.

Specialisation outline

Your study plan will depend on the master's degree or graduate diploma inn which you complete your specialisation. Please consult the Sydney Law School for advice.

Graduate opportunities

The specialisation is particularly suited for interdisciplinary studies of law, catering for students who are interested in the principles and operations of legal systems or those who are interested in interdisciplinary research methodology.


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