Philosophy of Law

University of Auckland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Philosophy of Law

  • Host University

    University of Auckland

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 points in Philosophy or any 90 points passed

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Themes in contemporary Western philosophy of law, relating to debates between liberal and non-liberal conceptions of law, including questions about the nature of legal rules, legal reasons and the relationship between law and morality. Major positions in legal theory will be covered, from legal positivism to critical legal studies.

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