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Sociology of Law

Enrolment code: LAW616

Offered: Hobart: semester 2

Unit description:

Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society; and a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, the relationship between legal reasoning and social problems, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The aims of the unit are (1) to evaluate the social basis of constructions of the legal subject; (2) to access liberal and radical concepts of rights and justice; (3) to analyse the relationship between law, specific social groups and power (eg Indigenous people, women, working class); and (4) to explore legal strategies and reforms in the context of current social issues (eg environmental regulation).

Staff Assoc Prof R White 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 2-hr lecture weekly, 1-hr seminar fortnightly Timetable
Mutual exclusions HAF209/309, HGA207/307  
Assessment mode major 3,000-word essay (50%), 2-hr exam (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Bottomley S & Parker S, Law in Context, 2nd edn, Federation Press, Syd, 1997 Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Women's Studies  
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)
Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Faculty website Faculty of Law  
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