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Subject: SOLS30001 Law in Social Theory

3 Comments on SOLS30001 Law in Social Theory

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Steven said : Jul 17, 2017 at 11:46 AM

A great subject - really clear expectations and structure - but make sure you know what you're getting yourself in for with this subject. Each week you look at different legal theorists/schools of legal thought (Bourdieu, Marx, MacKinnon etc.) and apply their theories to real examples of Australian/international policy. You'll have to get comfortable with understanding and explaining artsy theoretical concepts (though you will feel like a genius explaining how Leon Petrazycki would critique some current legal case to your mate at a bar). Make sure to keep on top of the readings, as they'll be useful for the final exam. Attendance to all classes is compulsory so keep that in mind, and they're well worth it.

Sarah said : Nov 12, 2018 at 4:21 PM

it was mostly really good and interesting- but the creative assessment task was really weird

Sam Leeder said : Oct 26, 2020 at 2:32 PM

Fantastic subject! A comprehensive look at 11 social theorists with persisting questions including "what is the law" and "who is law for". The course unfolds really clearly and you get stepped through things really well. The creative task seems scary but it's not. You just have to apply theory to a real world issue without writing an academic essay which is a nice change up. Would take again

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