LAWSG025 Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
|LAWSG025: JURISPRUDENCE AND LEGAL THEORY|
|Credit value:||30 credits (15 ECTS, 300 learning hours)|
|Other Teachers:||Kevin Toh,
|Teaching Delivery:||20 x 2-hour weekly seminars, 10 seminars per term, Term One and Two|
|Who may enrol:||Any UCL Master’s student|
|Prerequisites:||None, although a background in analytic jurisprudence (or political philosophy) is highly desirable|
|Must not be taken with:||LAWSG025A: Jurisprudence and Legal Theory A|
|Qualifying module for:||LLM in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory|
|Introductory video||Currently there is no introductory video for this module|
|Practice Assessment:||Opportunity for feedback on one optional practice essay per term|
|Final Assessment:||Two 3,000-word essays (100%)|
The module provides the opportunity for rigorous study of selected topics in analytical and normative Anglo-American jurisprudence. Extended consideration is given to the nature of law and also to the relation between law and values such as liberty and equality. Both contemporary and also fundamentally important classical contributions are studied.
The Module is divided in two parts, General Jurisprudence (Term 1) and Particular Jurisprudence (Term 2). General Jurisprudence (term 1) will cover advanced issues in Anglo-American legal philosophy. Background in analytic jurisprudence (or political philosophy), though not essential, is highly desirable. Particular Jurisprudence (term 2) will explore the philosophical foundations and normative questions within two core areas of law.
Module reading lists and other module materials will be provided via online module pages, available at the beginning of term once students have enrolled.