Law cannot exist without language. We look at the central role of language in the law and in legal professions. Language is the medium through which norms and laws are established, from informal agreements to ironclad contracts. Human interaction in legal processes is conducted through language, from arrests to interrogations to courtroom cross-examination and sentencing. And language is a focus of forensic work, from verifying the identity of recorded voices to determining whether an apparent suicide note was in fact written by the deceased.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd article review presentation (20%), 1x2500wd research case study (40%), 1x2500wd group project (40%)