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Theories of Conscientious Obedience - LAWS5171

This unit asks whether obedience to legal norms is required by morality. It examines various arguments for a moral obligation to obey the law.

2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks

Structured class-participation (10%), reflections on readings (10%), 1500wd mid-semester essay (20%) and 4000wd final essay (60%)

Additional information
This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 3 requirement of the JD.




Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Kevin Walton
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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