School of Law

SOLM170 Cultural Diversity and Law (Sem 1)

Module Description

This module explores how legal systems manage cultural diversity, which includes religious, ethnic and linguistic diversity. The module is based on 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.

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Human Rights Law
  • LLM in Legal Theory
  • LLM in Immigration

Mode of Assessment

3,000-4,000 word essay

Credits

15 Credits