Monash University Handbooks 2008

LAW7055 - Theories of justice

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: T.B.A.


Not offered in 2008


Libertarian, liberal, socialist, feminist and communitarian theories of justice; concepts of liberty, equality, rights and the public interest; the nature of morality and moral inquiry.


Students completing this subject should have a sound understanding of the principal contemporary theories of justice; of the relationships they posit between justice and related values including liberty, equality, rights and the public interest; and of the main arguments for and against each theory. Students should also be able to use this understanding in evaluating legal rules and institutions.


Research assignment (3000 words): 40%
Final examination (1.5 hours): 45%
Class participation: 15%

Contact hours

One 2-hour seminar

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