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Contemporary legal thought (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor A Goldsmith

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Topics covered will vary to reflect new and emerging perspectives and to accommodate students interests. In the past the following topics have been covered: introduction to interdisciplinary scholarship; the death of law?; Luhmann's social systems theory of law; liberalism and the rule of law; Rawls' theory of justice; feminist critiques of law; law and economics; critical legal studies; Unger's transformative theory of law; Michel Foucault on disciplines and legal discourse; law and geography; Robert Cover and legal language; law and literature; interpretivism and legal practice; Stanley Fish and neo-progmatism.

Assessment: Research essay (3375 words): 45% + Take home examination (3375 words): 45% + Class participation: 10%

Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week

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