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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Further unit of study information
Jul 20, 21 & 24, 25 (9-5) (Jul 26 is optional)
Assessment: Pre-class reaction note (20%), class participation (20%) and take-home exam (60%). Attendance at all classes is compulsory. Students will not be eligible to submit their exam unless they have attended all classes (except in the case of serious illness or misadventure)
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Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
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