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Theories of Law - LAWS3469

Year - 2020

This unit seeks to facilitate critical reflection on prominent responses of both philosophers and sociologists to a single question: what is law? Among the notions to which their answers refer (and on which the unit focuses) are power, class, patriarchy, norms, rules, authority, principles, convention, morality, adjudication and interpretation.

2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks

Structured class-participation (10%), reflections on t readings (10%), 1500wd mid-semester essay (20%) and 4000wd final essay (60%)

Additional information
This unit satisfies the Jurisprudence/Part 2 requirement of the LLB.


LAWS3089 or LAWS5169


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Kevin Walton
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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