LAW7055 - Theories of justice
6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Law
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%
One 2-hour seminar