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Legal Theory (7046.6)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (167375) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (159583) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140626) - View

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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:

1. 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;

2. 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;

3. Demonstrate the ability to design and conduct studies that examine law in its philosophical and sociological context; and

4. Acquire and demonstrate enhanced critical analysis skills in relation to legal policy and proposals of law reform through the completion of set assigned tasks.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours per week.

Prerequisites

6601 Legal Methods and Skills



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