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Unit of Study LAWS4008 Theories of Law (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate an advanced understanding of the central concerns of both traditional jurisprudence and contemporary legal theory

demonstrate an ability to critically appraise the philosophical assumptions that inform the teaching, learning, and practice of Anglo-Australian law

demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate the relationship between theory and practice, in particular, the relationship between ideas about law and specific social, political, and legal practices

identify and evaluate the ethical frameworks within which our practice, both as lawyers and non-lawyers, operates.

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