Law and Critique 1 (LCI)

Module code: M5115
Level 6
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Portfolio

This module is intended to introduce students to a range of critical approaches to the study of law and its related spaces. The aim will be to give students a grounding in the history, relevance and contemporary significance of critical approaches to law and further to equip students with a variety of theoretical and conceptual tools/skills through which students can explore the question “what is law?”.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a deep and systematic understanding of the history, relevance and contemporary significance of jurisprudence and legal theory
  • Explain and critically evaluate different doctrinal and philosophical approaches to law
  • Systematically appreciate the relationship between theoretical approaches in legal theory and the practical application of the law
  • Extend and apply theoretical knowledge to a substantive area of law