This unit seeks to facilitate critical reflection on prominent responses of both philosophers and sociologists to a single question: what is law? Among the notions to which their answers refer (and on which the unit focuses) are power, class, patriarchy, norms, rules, authority, principles, convention, morality, adjudication and interpretation.
2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks
Structured class-participation (10%), emails about readings (10%), 1500wd mid-semester essay (20%) and 4000wd final essay (60%)
This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD.
LAWS3089 or LAWS3469