Philosophy of Law (LAWS6308)
UNIT OF STUDY
The main objective of this unit is to provide a critical understanding of the fundamental principles of legal theory and philosophy of law. The unit will discuss, in particular, the concept of law, the notions of obligation, authority, and legitimacy of law; the main theories of legal interpretation; the special role of the concept of "rights" in legal theory, and the principles determining the moral limits of legal coercion.
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Intro Class: Jul 3 (4-5.30) (Sydney) then Jul 17, 18 & 21, 22 (9-5) (Berlin). Please visit the Sydney Law School in Europe website http://sydney.edu.au/law/fstudent/coursework/LLM/index.shtml
class participation (20%) and take-home exam (80%)
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