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LAW453

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
LAW407 Mooting
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW422 Evidence
LAW423 Criminal and Civil Procedure
LAW450 Equity
LAW451 Civil Procedure
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW452 Legal Ethics
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW453 Legal Theory
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW454 Remedies
LAW455 Mooting
LAW602 Foundations of Media and Information Technology Law
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW603 Labour Law
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW604 Competition Law
LAW606 Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW607 Corporations Law 2
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW608 Law of Nations
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW609 Comparative Administrative Law
LAW610 International Environmental Law
LAW612 Jurisprudence
LAW615 Criminology
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW617 Comparative Law
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW619 Biotechnology Law
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW622 Concepts of Property
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW623 International Humanitarian Law
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW624 Dispute Resolution
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW625 Law Review
LAW626 Sports Law
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW627 Parliamentary Law and Practice
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW628 Advocacy
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW629 Animal Law
LAW630 International Criminal Procedure
LAW631 International Law
LAW634 Human Rights
LAW636 Law of the European Union
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW637 Jessup Moot
LAW638 Criminology
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW639 Current Issues in Environmental Law and Policy
LAW640 Dispute Resolution
LAW641 Environmental Law
LAW652 Media Law
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW662 Tax 1
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW663 International Trade Law
LAW664 Intellectual Property
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW669 Consumer Protection
LAW670 Information Technology Law
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW677 International Criminal Law
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW678 Comparative Family Law
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW679 Supervised Research Paper
LAW681 Family 1 - the Family and the Child
LAW682 Family 2 - Financial Aspects of Family Law
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW683 Succession
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW684 Conflicts (Private International Law)
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW688 Sentencing
LAW692 Jessup Moot
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW693 Transitional Governance
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW695 Law and Ethics of Health Care
(Not Offered 2014)
LAW696 Professional Conduct

2013 LAW453 Legal Theory

Unit Level:

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: Compulsory core unit for students in new Law degrees, who commenced in 2013 or later, with course codes: 63I, 63J, 63K, 63L, 63M, 63N, 63O and 63P.

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

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. The aim is to encourage 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 morality or to prevent harm, leading to a consideration of whether the state should seek to make people morally better or to implement a vision of the good life; and (b) an analysis of theories of law including Natural Law, Positivism and Dworkin's theory by examining the types of justification which they give for judicial decisions especially in hard cases.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 1500-word paper (30%); 2,500-word paper (60%), performance in tutorials (10%).

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 lectures/seminars and 1 tutorial per week

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
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REQUISITE INFO
Prereq LAW121, LAW122 plus completion of first year in another Faculty, or Bachelor degree; LAW204; LAW250; LAW251; LAW252; LAW253; LAW254; LAW255; LAW256 and LAW305; LAW351; LAW352; LAW353; LAW354.
M.Excl LAW612

STAFF: Michael Stokes

FEES
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