Units of Study

SLSS1001 - Introduction to Socio-Legal Studies

Semester 1, 2019  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Allen George
Phone: +61 2 9351 3319
Email: allen.george@sydney.edu.au


This unit provides students with an introduction to the understanding of legal ideas, institutions and practices in their social and historical contexts. It will provide an historical overview of legal institutions and forms of law in Australia, the place of the idea of the rule of law in state-formation, liberalism, processes of civilisation and colonialism, law and the public/private distinction, changing conceptions of human rights, as well as outlining the central features of the various fields of law.


1x300wd short writing task (10%), 1x200wd online quiz (5%), 1x2000wd report (35%), 1x2hr exam (40%), Tutorial participation (10%)


2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

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