JURISPRUDENCE

LAW3JUR

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Jurisprudence, the philosophy of law, critically examines fundamental legal theories, concepts and ideas. It explores how we understand legal rhetoric, how rhetoric shapes the operation of law and how thinking critically can play a key role in improving what law can be. In this subject, students will enhance and consolidate skills in critical thinking, legal research and academic writing. Students will examine a range of jurisprudential topics, including classical common law theory, natural law and positivism, critical legal studies and socio-legal research, feminist and queer legal theories, critical race theory and poststructuralism.



SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites LAW1LIM

Co-requisitesN/A

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnderstanding JurisprudencePrescribedRaymond Wacks, 4th ed, 2015Oxford University Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate comprehension of key concepts, ideas and theories of jurisprudence

Activities:
Research Essay Reflective Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

02. Critically analyse the philosophical, institutional, ethical, social and cultural context of law

Activities:
Research Essay Reflective Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

03. Develop advanced skills in critical thinking, legal research and academic writing

Activities:
Research Essay Reflective Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

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