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M.Phil 580 Philosophy of Law (3 Credits)

This course studies a broad range of significant topics in theoretical and applied philosophy of law. Philosophy of Law aims to promote understanding and critical thinking about issues such as the nature of law, the nature of legal obligation, the relationship between law and morality, and the legitimate scope of law in respect of a range of practical issues such as legal paternalism and censorship.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to write and discuss a range of important topics in philosophy of law.
  • Develop analytical and argumentative skills, including oral presentation skills that are important to progress in philosophy.