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School of Law

LAW6021 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

Main currents of modern Western legal thought: natural law theory (classical and modern forms); legal positivism (Austin, Bentham and the legal theory of sovereignty; Hart''s concept of law; Kelsen''s pure theory of law); classical social theory and law; aspects of legal realism and critical legal studies; Dworkin’s interpretative theory and law as integrity. In the second term students select three subjects from a list of six. Subjects previously offered in the second term are: punishment; corrective justice, civil disobedience; rights; feminist legal theory; economic analysis of law; legal autopoiesis, Holocaust and the Law, Law and the State, and Legal Fictions.

Method of assessment

  • 100% exam

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