LAW, POLICY AND COMMUNITY
Credit points: 15
This is the core subject for third year students undertaking a major in Legal Studies or a Bachelor in Legal Studies. Using theories, methods and knowledge derived from the Social Sciences, it examines the relationship between law, policy, social cohesion and change. How law and policy making processes frame and respond to emerging issues and social problems is illuminated through consideration of case studies drawn from areas such as health, the environment, violence and immigration. By focusing on the development and implementation of policy, students also consider the tension between policy aims and their policitical, legal and social effects. After taking this subject, students will have a critical appreciation of the context, dynamics and outcomes of law and social policy, and will have honed their skills by formulating their own policy proposals.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites 30 credit points of second year Legal Studies (including LST2LJP) and 30 credit points of any second year Humanities or Social Sciences subjects or subject coordinator's approval.
Special conditions Core subject at third-year level for a Legal Studies major in the Bachelor of Arts (ABA), and is also Core for the Bachelor of Legal Studies (LBLS)
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Weekly readings available via LMS and/or e-reserve in the library.||Prescribed||N/A||N/A|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKirsty Duncanson
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|Five Annotated Bibliography Entries (100 words x 5)||10|
|Tutorial Presentation(equivalent to 500 words)||10|
|one 1000-word essay||30|
|one 2000-word policy proposal||50|