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PHL3610 - Philosophy of Law

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Not offered in 2007


The unit deals with moral and political aspects of law, including the differences between moral and legal obligation, the nature of legal rules and principles and the relation between law and morals. Particular attention will be paid to recent controversies.


Two essays (2250 words each): 100%
Optional replacement of one essay by a 2 hour examination.
3 Hours class contact or equivalent per week

Contact hours

2 hour (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week


First-year Philosophy followed by any second-year Philosophy unit or by two compulsory law units.