Law Reform and Social Change (11269.1)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra Law School|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Winter Term DR Trevor O RYAN (Ph: +61 2 62015771 ) ONLINE
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This unit provides students with an opportunity to explore the complex relationship between law reform and its political, social, economic and cultural contexts. Through the investigation of historical and contemporary, national and international examples, students will develop an understanding of law reform processes, their relationship to public policy and how law can both inhibit and enable social change. Students will apply their knowledge to civil and criminal law case studies to develop skills in research, analysis and argument and pursue current law reform issues.
This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify and explain law reform processes and their relationship to public policy using civil and criminal case studies;
2. Apply theories of law as a regulatory instrument to analyse law in relation to its political, social, economic and cultural contexts; and
3. Undertake research, analysis and argument in relation to current law reform issues.
One 3 hour interactive workshop on campus per week.
11235 Introduction to Politics and Government OR 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice OR 11257 Law and Society OR 11378 Introduction to Public Policy
- ARSC03 Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws
- MGSC03 Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Laws
- MGSC01 Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws
- ARSC02 Bachelor of Communication and Media/ Bachelor of Laws
- NPSC02 Bachelor of Forensic Studies/ Bachelor of Laws
- SCB001 Bachelor of Justice Studies
- SCNP01 Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies
- SCB101 Bachelor of Laws
- SCAR03 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Design
- SCSC02 Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/ Bachelor of Laws
- SCSC01 Bachelor of Science in Psychology/ Bachelor of Laws
- NPSC01 Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Laws