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Unit name Legal Theory
Unit code LAW261
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe, understand and critically reflect upon the key debates about the formation and operation of law.
  2. Describe, understand and critically reflect upon major theories of law arising from the Western tradition of legal theory.
  3. Critically apply theories of law in analysing legal policy issues in the modern context.
  4. Prepare and present cogent arguments in writing regarding the theoretical basis of law.




50 credit points of Introductory Law core or (LAW121 and LAW122)

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly Seminar (2 hours)


Task 1: Test, 50 minutes (20%)

Task 2: Essay, 2200 words (40%)

Task 3: Judgement writing task, 2500 words (40%)

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