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Jurisprudence

Explore legal thought and theory, including the philosophy of law

Scrutinise law in the context of human thought and the history of ideas as well as in its social, cultural and political context.

What is jurisprudence?

Jurisprudence provides a focus on the general principles of law, the operation and function of law in society and the comparative study of law across history, cultures and nations.

It is especially suitable if you are interested in interdisciplinary studies of law, or have an interest in the principles and operations of legal systems or want to expand your knowledge of interdisciplinary research methodology.

Postgraduate study in jurisprudence is suitable for barristers, judges, magistrates and solicitors as well as non-legal professionals such as academics, administrators, advocates, jurists, researchers and teachers.

Why study jurisprudence with us?

  • Experience a systematic introduction to and a comprehensive understanding of the operation of law through our specialist Master of Jurisprudence (MJur) course or our flagship Master of Laws (LLM).
  • Benefit from the expertise of our prominent and dedicated Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence.
  • Join Australia’s largest and most specialised coursework programs in law, with 80 percent of units offered on an intensive basis.
  • Explore the latest developments within the practice and profession of law. Domestic practitioners and international visitors teach 60 percent of the program.
  • Acquire a postgraduate qualification from one of the world’s foremost law schools – ranked 13th in the world in the discipline of law by the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017.
  • Credit your units towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

Who will you learn from?

Professor Kevin Walton

Dr Kevin Walton

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