Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2061: Philosophy of Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
To introduce you to a range of critical perspectives about the nature and justification of modern legal systems.
To develop your capacities for philosophical analysis and reasoning.
To encourage reflection on the moral, economic, and political basis of the modern state.
To prepare you for a wide range of legal and political career paths by showing the relevance of their philosophical training to “real world” practical debates.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate the ability to think critically about the place of law in its broader philosophical context;|
2. demonstrate understanding of the key issues in classic debates about the nature of law, the grounds of legal reasoning, and the justification of judicial punishment;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. apply philosophical reasoning to practical disputes outside of academia;|
4. understand the integrated nature of ethics, political theory, law, and economics;
|Personal and Key Skills||5. communicate complex ideas in clear and precise written and verbal form; and|
6. construct, evaluate, and criticise arguments.