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Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society through a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The aims of the subject are to evaluate the social basis of the construction of the legal subject; to assess liberal conceptions of rights and justice; and to analyse the relationship between law and social inequality by considering issues related to rurality, disability, class, gender, sexuality and ethnicity.

Summary 2020

Unit name Sociology of Law
Unit code HGA207
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology

Dr Max Travers

Teaching staff

Dr Max Travers

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HAF209, HAF309


Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly

Off Campus: Online lecture recordings and online participation


500 word assignment or equivalent (10%), 2,500 word assignment (40%), 2 hr exam (50%)

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