Summer Law School - Psychiatry, Psychology & the Law (LAW10207)
Intensive dates: 20-23 January 2019
Time: 9am - 1pm
Location: GCB-C6.16 and GCB-C6.17 Gold Coast campus
Unit Info: www.scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/units/law10207/
Provides students with an overview of the way law and judicial systems affect the individual and how various theories reflect on the process of internalisation of law. Introduces students to psychological and psychoanalytic theories to enable them to assess why some people internalise social prohibitions and other do not. Students will be encouraged to think critically about how psychoanalysis, psychology and psychiatry can help legal practitioners and assess how new studies in the domain of neuroscience contribute to legal reasoning.
Presenter: Professor Renata Salecl
Professor Salecl is a Slovene philosopher, sociologist and legal theorist. She is the author of several books including The Tyranny of Choice, On Anxiety and The Spoils of Freedom. She is a founding member, with Mladen Dolar, Alenka Zupancic and Slavoj Zizek, of the now globally renowned ‘Slovenian School of Psychoanalysis’.