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Unit: Legal Theory (7046)

Level: 3Credit Points: 3Contribution Band: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Availability in 2012: Not offered (Also available in: 2013, 2014, 2015)

    Syllabus

    The areas examined include the: jurisprudential and sociological theories of law; current critical comment in relation to legal reform; differing legal techniques; and evaluation of legislative response.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to acquire and demonstrate an understanding of the major jurisprudential and sociological theories of the law through the completion of set assigned oral and written tasks; demonstrate a developing ability to apply the concepts, ideas and approaches in the theoretical and empirical analysis of the law and its relationship with social phenomena; demonstrate the ability to design and conduct studies which examine law in its philosophical and / or sociological context; and acquire and demonstrate enhanced critical analysis skills in relation to legal policy and proposals of law reform through the completion of set assigned tasks.

    Class Contact

    Three hours per week.

    Referenced Courses

    • 995AA Bachelor of Advertising and Marketing Communication / Bachelor of Laws
    • 944AA Bachelor of Applied Economics/Bachelor of Laws
    • 821AA Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Laws
    • 801AA Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
    • 808AA Bachelor of Business Informatics/Bachelor of Laws
    • 810AA Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
    • 127JA Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies/Bachelor of Laws
    • 194JA Bachelor of Forensic Studies/Bachelor of Laws
    • 996AA Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws
    • 794AA Bachelor of Laws
    • 829AA Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Laws
    • 149JA Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/Bachelor of Laws
    • 997AA Bachelor of Public Relations / Bachelor of Laws
    • 833AA Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Laws
    • 836AA Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
    • 837AA Bachelor of Sports Media/Bachelor of Laws

    Referenced Unit Sets

    • MJ0083 Major in Legal Practice (Restricted)

    Unit Level Key:

    • 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
    • 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
    • 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
    • 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
    • 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
    • G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
    • PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
    • R - Offered in research course curriculums
    • H - Offered in honours course curriculums

     
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