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Jurisprudence B

Enrolment code: LAW612

Offered: Hobart: semester 1

Unit description:

Introduces students to moral debates about what the content of the law ought to be and to some of the major theories of law, such as Natural Law, positivism and Realism and some of the most influential modern theories, including those of Professors Hart and Dworkin with a view to encouraging students to think about the possible justifications for law and for the powers judges exercise. The unit is divided into two parts: (a) a consideration of whether the criminal law should be used to enforce popular morality; and (b) an analysis of the types of justification which could be given for judicial decisions.

Staff Mr MD Stokes For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 5x50-min lectures/seminars/tutorials fortnightly Timetable
Assessment mode 2,000-word paper (15%), 4,000-word paper (85%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Hart HLA, The Concept of Law, ISBN 0198761228
Dworkin R, Laws Empire, ISBN 0006860281
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Recommended texts etc Dworkin R, Taking Rights Seriously, ISBN 071567154
Mill JS, On Liberty,
Devlin P, The Enforcement of Morals, ISBN 0192850180
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Discipline (School) Law  
Courses Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws combined degrees (BA and LLB)
Bachelor of Laws combined degrees (BEc and LLB)
Bachelor of Laws combined degrees (BCom and LLB)
Bachelor of Laws combined degrees (BSc and LLB)
Bachelor of Laws combined degrees (BIS and LLB)
Faculty website Faculty of Law  
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