Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2061: Philosophy of Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 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.