This unit introduces students to the reasoning techniques used by judges and lawyers to deal with problems governed by statute and common law, taught how to replicate some of these techniques to solve legal problems and encouraged to consider why some modes of legal reasoning are preferred to others. Students are also introduced to some of the leading theoretical debates that have emerged concerning how judges reason and the role of morality in reasoning. Particular emphasis is placed on providing opportunities for students to master the concepts underpinning legal reasoning and express cogent legal reasoning in writing. It also seeks to embed essential personal skills in time management, reflection and the capacity to work independently.
|Unit name||Legal Reasoning|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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|3||2019: $1,369.00||2019: $1,671.00||090900|
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75 credit points in introductory study including LAW121 and LAW122, or a bachelor degree or equivalent
2 x 1 hr lectures per week, 10 x 1 hr workshops across the semester
Library Skills Assignment (10%); Case Analysis Assignment (50%); Exam (take home) (50%)
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