LAWS6308 - Philosophy of Law
Information for Undergraduate
- 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.
- Class Participation (20%)
- Take-Home Exam (80%)
Information Session at Sydney Law School
23 May 2013 (6:00PM-7:00PM)
Sydney Law School in Europe
Humboldt Law School, Berlin
Semester 2 Intensive
15, 16 & 18, 19 July 2013
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.