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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 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)|
The normativity of law and the obligation to obey the law; Law and morality; The theoretical foundations of legal reasoning; Theories of legal rights; Fundamental values of law (justice, rule of law, efficiency).
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Multiple choice exam 25%
1500 word essay 75%
Resit: resubmission of failed element
There are no assessments for this course.
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