JUSTICE, RIGHTS AND LAW

LAW3JRL

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Justice and rights are fundamentally important values in the law. They underpin much of the conceptual framework for more specific legal doctrines and principles; and they also provide aspirational goals for the ongoing development and reform of the law. In justice, Rights and Law students undertake a critical examination of these fundamental legal values, from a jurisprudential or philosophical perspective. The topics covered include: theories of social justice, theories of 'just war', remedying historical injustices, mercy and retributive justice, restorative justice, procedural fairness, the nature, limits and possibilities of human rights, animal rights and the right to disobey the law. Students will engage with these topics through reading and critiquing a combination of academic writings and real world examples from case law, legislation, policy debates, and history.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Tudor

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesTutorial sessions- students will be discussing jurisprudential and broader legal and political debates relating to justice and rights. Writing assignments will require students to write essays that directly engage with fundamental jurisprudential issues.

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesLAW1LIM

Co-requisitesN/A

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Readings

Various academic journal articles

Resource TypePrescribed

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. By the end of this subject, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the jurisprudential and broader legal and political debates relating to justice and rights.
02. By the end of this subject, students will be able to produce academic writing that relies on arguments constructed using well-developed skills in legal research.
03. By the end of this subject, students will be able to create academic work that shows an ability to follow instructions that maintains academic integrity.

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