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Law 327 - Jurisprudence

(Half Unit in 2nd term)

This course investigates such questions as "what is law?", "why is law obeyed?", "what are the relationships between law and power and authority?"  The course will begin by examing natural law and positivism.  It will then consider alternative approaches to “what is law” such as legal realism, post modernism, interpretivism and systems theory.

Available to second year students only.

Assessment

Coursework 50%, Exam 50%

Suggested Readings

R. Cotterrell, The Politics of Jurisprudence (2003)

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