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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Three hours: delivery in one three hour seminar. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Shaun Mcveigh
Legal Theory offers an introduction to the practice of theorising the place and role of law within Australia and contemporary society and culture. The subject is formulated around central questions in jurisprudence with specific concepts and their analysis being developed by reference to the traditions of legal theory and by reference to contemporary issues. The teaching of the subject is structured around a set of questions or topics that are integral to the study of law. The questions or topics include:
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject students should: |
• have an understanding and knowledge of the key questions and themes of jurisprudence and theoretical perspectives upon law.
• have an understanding of the history of thinking about law and the range of influences impacting upon the development of legal thought.
• be able to analyse critically the legal and philosophical dimensions of contemporary social, political, economic and cultural issues.
• have developed an appreciation of the significance of critical analyses and legal theory for any comprehensive understanding of substantive legal principles.
• have developed further their intellectual curiosity and creativity about the law.
|Prescribed Texts:||Printed materials will be issued by Melbourne Law School.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:
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