Theories of Law (LAWS6940)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit seeks to facilitate critical reflection on prominent responses of theorists to a single question: what is law? Among the notions to which their answers refer (and on which the unit focuses) are the following: power, norms, rules, principles, convention, morality, adjudication and interpretation.

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1x2-hr lecture/week

Assessment

class participation (20%), 8000wd essay (80%)

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No

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