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Unit of Study LAW00520 - The Philosophy of Law (2017)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify the central concerns of both traditional jurisprudence and contemporary legal theory;
2 critically reflect upon the philosophical assumptions that inform the teaching, learning and practice of Anglo-Australian law;
3 critically appraise the relationship between theory and practice, in particular, the relationship between ideas about law and specific social, cultural, political and legal practices;
4 identify and evaluate the ethical frameworks within which our practice, both as lawyers and non-lawyers, operates.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the central concerns of both traditional jurisprudence and contemporary legal theory;
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
  2. critically reflect upon the philosophical assumptions that inform the teaching, learning and practice of Anglo-Australian law;
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  3. critically appraise the relationship between theory and practice, in particular, the relationship between ideas about law and specific social, cultural, political and legal practices;
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  4. identify and evaluate the ethical frameworks within which our practice, both as lawyers and non-lawyers, operates.
    • GA3:
    • GA5:

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.