20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to the key debates and theories within the study of jurisprudence: the theory and philosophy of law. The module will span ancient, modern and contemporary legal philosophy. The debates considered will centre around the nature of law, and the relationships between law, power and morality. The jurisprudential theories that will be considered will typically include areas such as natural law, legal positivism, Marxist legal theory, critical legal studies and feminist legal theory.

Staff Contact: BENBOW DAVID I
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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