LAWSG161 Religion, State and Law
|LAWSG161: RELIGION, STATE AND LAW|
|Credit value:||15 credits (7.5 ECTS, 150 learning hours)|
|Teaching Delivery:||10 x 2-hour weekly seminars, Term One|
|Who may enrol:||Any UCL Master’s student|
|Must not be taken with:||None|
|Qualifying module for:||LLM in Comparative Law;
LLM in Public Law;
LLM in Human Rights Law
|Practice Assessment:||Opportunity for feedback on one optional practice essay|
|Final Assessment:||One 3,000-word essay (100%)|
This module will examine the main issues arising in context of the contemporary relationship between religion, the individual, the law and the state. The module will involve comparative analysis of the principle patterns of regulating such relationships. It will also address the major debates around the relationship between theories of egalitarian liberal democracy and secularism. This analysis will focus on theoretical debates around the admissibility of religious arguments in lawmaking, the complicated relationship between freedom of and freedom from religion and the role of religion in non-discrimination law.
Background Reading (optional):
Module reading lists and other module materials will be provided via online module pages, available at the beginning of term once students have enrolled.