LAW7010 - Contemporary legal thought
6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Law
Not offered in 2008
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.
On completion of this subject students will have acquired or developed
Research essay (3375 words): 45%
One 2-hour seminar per week