LWA114 Law, Justice and the State

This unit provides a broad approach to the interplay between law, philosophy and political science. Students will be required to critique various legal, political and philosophical perspectives. Topics may include:

  • Justice and rationality
  • Natural law theory
  • Legal positivism
  • Jurisprudence and the rule of law in varying contexts
  • Democracy and social justice

There will be an emphasis on the Western traditions though other traditions will also be considered for comparative purposes.

Unit Information

Semester 1 | 2019

PRESCRIBED TEXT - ASKING THE LAW QUESTION