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School of Law

LAW6021 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory

Note: This module is an option for students on the BA Law and Politics and LLB Senior status programmes (it is a compulsory final year module for LLB and LLB English and European Law students).


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 an critical legal studies; Dworking's interpretative theory and law as integrity; punishment; corrective justice, civil disobedience; rights; feminist legal theory; economic analysis of law; legal autopoiesis, Holocaust and the Law, Law and the State.




100 per cent exam