Precedent, Interpretation & Probability
23 June 2011
This semester two postgraduate unit will examine a number of contemporary debates in regard to legal reasoning.
Delivered as a semester length unit on Tuesday evenings at the Law School's City Campus, Precedent, Interpretation & Probability explores he nature of precedential reasoning as well as theories about the interpretation of constitutions, statutes and other legal texts.
Topics covered include:
Taught by Adjunct Professor Chris Birch SC, it will also examine some recent discussions on the nature of legal fact finding.
He specialises in the areas of commercial law, equity, administrative law and human rights law.After graduating with Honours in philosophy and law he completed a PhD at Sydney University in 1993.
Since 1994 he has lectured in Legal Philosophy at the SydneyLaw Schooland taught Jurisprudence for the Law Extension Committee.
The unit is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:
For further enquiries or to apply or enrol, please contact the Postgraduate Team.
Contact: Greg Sherington
Phone: +61 2 9351 0202