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 unit focuses on understanding legal practices and decision-making, the challenges in defining and implementing rights, the effectiveness of regulation, the “crisis” being experienced by civil courts, and the challenges facing the legal profession.
|Unit name||Sociology of Law|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Dr Max Travers
Dr Max Travers
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
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On Campus: 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly
Off Campus: Online lecture recordings and online participation
500 word assignment or equivalent (10%), 3,000 word assignment (40%), 2 hr exam (50%)
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