Identifies and evaluates some of the theoretical frameworks that inform legal knowledge and legal practice. Analyses a number of philosophical perspectives having implications for law, legal institutions and legal practices. Enables us to better appreciate the ethical and socio-political consequences of our practice as lawyers.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify the central concerns of both traditional jurisprudence and contemporary legal theory;||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
|2||critically reflect upon the philosophical assumptions that inform the teaching, learning and practice of Anglo-Australian law;||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|3||critically appraise the relationship between theory and practice, in particular, the relationship between ideas about law and specific social, cultural, political and legal practices;||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|4||identify and evaluate the ethical frameworks within which our practice, both as lawyers and non-lawyers, operates.||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning|
- Davies, M, 2008, Asking the Law Question, 3rd edn, Lawbook Co.
- Wacks, R, 2012, Understanding Jurisprudence, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press.
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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