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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Maxwell (Max) Travers|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Domestic students
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- understand and critically evaluate the key concepts, issues and theoretical approaches relating to the sociology of law;
- use relevant sociological approaches and empirical data to discuss the relationship between law and society
- clearly communicate your ideas in written and verbal form, using appropriate sociological language and concepts
- identify and articulate your own position on key debates about law and justice.
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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
|Assessment||(50%)|Blog (10%)|Abstract (40%)|
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