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This course aims to provide student with an accessible introduction to some of the central themes of legal theory. The material will be organised around broad themes that will enable students to understand the basic concepts of legal theory. The themes include: the authority of law (including the obligation to obey the law, civil disobedience, the limits of law); the structure and function of rights; the fundamental values of law (justice, rule of law); the theoretical foundations of legal reasoning (including deductive reasoning, the limits of rule-based decision-making, the institutional aspects of legal reasoning and the explanation of judicial decisions).
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
This course is compulsory for the LLB degree.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 one-hour examination (60%) and in-course-assessment (40% carried forward in the event of an overall fail).
Online self-test module to be completed by the students. A lecture and will be devoted to the topic of critical analysis in order to provide preparation for the summative essay.
There will be a session dedicated to discussing the questions from the online module, and the students will get written feedback for their essays (in-course assessment).