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Law and Society (11257.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184076) - View

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Law and Society investigates how law impacts on and reflects a society. It examines law as a leading social institution, its role in society, its development, issues and reform. Topics include: understanding law, law and social thought, the legal system, the legal profession and discrimination.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explain the philosophical underpinnings and legal principles of western legal systems;

2. Understand law as a social system, including legal processes;

3. Engage with contemporary legal issues; and

4. Understand issues within the legal system and related law reform.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial on campus per week.





Assumed Knowledge


Equivalent Units

6599 Law and Society

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