JUSTICE AFTER ATROCITY

LAW3JUS

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

How do societies deal with atrocity and its aftermath? In this subject,students are introduced to the manifold ways in which societies have faced atrocities and mass violence, such as criminal trials (domestic and international), truth commissions, and through art. By examining a number of case studies from across the globe, students are invited to critically reflect of the difficulties in notions of truth, representation and justice. Focus is on both the theories and the practices of justice mechanisms with the aim of providing students with a well-grounded understanding of the precarious path to justice.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Complete 180 credit points of LAW or LCR or LST coded subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically assess theories of justice in the context of societal breakdown

Activities:
Seminar activities, assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Critically evaluate the variety of reactions to atrocity and mass violence

Activities:
Reflective essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Demonstrate critical understanding of the manifold justice mechanisms that have been used in responses to atrocities

Activities:
Seminar activity, reflective essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Demonstrate high level of comprehension of case studies of the domestic and international landscapes in which claims of peace, truth and justice are made

Activities:
Research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflective essays during the teaching period (1500 words total, 750 word equivalent each)Two reflective essays worth 20% each40 01, 02, 03, 04
Research abstract (500 words equivalent)Submission of research question and topic via LMS10 01, 02, 03, 04
Research essay (2500 words)Submission via LMS50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information The subject has in both 2018 and 2019 included a study tour to La Trobe Art Institute in Bendigo. To ensure this is feasible also in 2020, a larger group than 50 students is not feasible. Enrolment to the subject is on first comes first basis.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Elander

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Reflective essays during the teaching period (1500 words total, 750 word equivalent each)Two reflective essays worth 20% each40 01, 02, 03, 04
Research abstract (500 words equivalent)Submission of research question and topic via LMS10 01, 02, 03, 04
Research essay (2500 words)Submission via LMS50 01, 02, 03, 04