Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to providing support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
CoordinatorMr Gary Cazalet
ContactMelbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
|Subject Overview:||In this subject we will examine law and lawyers through the lens of literature: plays, poems, films and novels. We will consider how literature enhances our understanding of the role of law in society, by examining law’s contributions and failings. Throughout recorded history, writers and the law have grappled with issues of morality, justice, crime and individual responsibility. Through the eye of the writer, we will consider how literature can provide new perspectives on law. We will examine the way in which law deliberately excludes the consideration of stories and views that literature considers critical to a full understanding of events and actions. Our study will include texts from Ancient Greece to the 21st century. We will consider a variety of critical approaches to the study of literature and law and discuss how they provide different insights into each other.|
On completion of this subject, students should:
|Prescribed Texts:||Printed materials will be available from the 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 the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
|Notes:||This subject has a quota of 30. Please contact the Law Student Centre for enrolment information.|
Download PDF version.