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Theories of Law and Justice - LAWS805

In this unit students will consider the central topics of jurisprudence. This involves a rigorous and critical analysis of the nature of law, legal reasoning and judicial decision-making. Debates about the legitimate purpose of the state in redressing socio-economic inequality and whether there is a need for 'rights' are provoked by this analysis. Written and verbal reasoning skills are a focus of development.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External ((with on-campus sessions))

S3 Block - Session 3, December 2018 - February 2019, Block, classes are held in an intensive mode over a sequence of days

S3 External - Session 3, December 2018 - February 2019, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Dr Sarah Sorial

((Admission after 2014 to GradCertLaw or GradDipLaw or JD) and corequisite LAWS600) or (admission to JD in 2014) or (admission to LLM) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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