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LAW 2526 - Legal Theory

Career: Undergraduate Law
Units: 3
Term: 3510
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to LLB, Bachelor of Criminology with Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Teaching with Bachelor of Arts only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: LAW 1501
Incompatible: LAW 2064
Assessment: Typically to include essay and class participation.

Hannah Arendt is one of the great thinkers in twentieth-century political philosophy. After reporting on the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, Arendt embarked on a series of reflections about how to make judgments and exercise responsibility in the face of immoral law. This course uses Hannah Arendt's text Eichmann in Jerusalem to examine major themes in legal theory, including the nature of law, legal authority, the duty of citizens, the nexus between morality and law and political action. It is designed to enrich critical thinking skills and will prepare students for facing future political problems.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3510 Mon 16/03/2015 Tue 31/03/2015 Fri 08/05/2015 Fri 12/06/2015

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13620 LE01 115 65 5 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 3pm - 6pm Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 4 Jun Thursday 3pm - 6pm Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre