School Of Law

Law's Self-UnderstandingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 201027.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Bradley Gooding

Assumed Knowledge
A basic familiarity with legal reasoning and the ‘separation of powers’ context in which they judiciary operates, and a basic understanding of the precepts of contemporary Western liberal political culture.

Incompatible Units
200649 - Jurisprudence

200007 Law Foundation OR 200978 Legal Analysis and Critique AND 200984 Government and Public Law

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit of study explores the central organising ideas for our present understanding of law. What do these ideas amount to? What, according to these ideas, is significant about us from the legal standpoint? Can the proponents of these ideas deal with their critics? What are the similarities and differences between the legal subject and other ways of thinking about ourselves, such as from a moral or political standpoint? How should we understand the connections between these three separate realms? What is the character of the legal sphere in comparison with these other spheres? What is the character of legal, moral and political reasoning?

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