Legal Theory (11275.1)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra Law School|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2021 Semester 2 DR Trevor O RYAN (Ph: +61 2 62015771 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit introduces students to theories of law, including accounts of the nature and purpose of law, the importance of the rule of law, the interaction of law and morality, the duty to obey law, and the determinacy of law. The unit also examines the wider social context of law from the perspectives of gender, race, and class.
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. Interpret and evaluate major theories of law through group activities such as discussion and role plays toward a conceptual understanding of the legal profession and law's place in society;
2. Critique case law, legislation and legal processes through persuasive research and writing tasks in preparation for a career in ethically-minded legal practice, law reform advocacy, or policy formation;
3. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to current legal issues through case studies; and
4. Establish strong theoretical foundations for further study in law subject units, Honours or graduate research, and lifelong education.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 2, 2020
- Semester 2, 2019
Three hours on campus per week including interactive seminar, online videos and forum participation.
This unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws course. Students must have passed 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.
7046 Legal Theory
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