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School of Law

SOLM272 Cultural Diversity and Law (A21)

This module explores, in comparative perspective, how legal systems manage cultural diversity, which includes religious, ethnic and linguistic diversity. The module takes the English legal system as the core case study and compares it to the experience of other legal systems in the management of cultural diversity. The comparative study of legal approaches to cultural diversity includes an exploration of legal pluralism, the significance of long-standing and newer diversities introduced through immigration, the problems of assimilation and integration, and paradigms of citizenship, multiculturalism and secularism, criminal justice, family law, anti-discrimination law and other legal fields that are relevant to cultural diversity.

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

  • 30 minute presentation
  • Independent research essay (5,000 words)


30 Credits