Handbook

Law and Justice

Year and Campus: 2017

Coordinator

Arts: Dr Jennifer Balint

Email: jbalint@unimelb.edu.au

Law: Dr Ann Genovese

Email: genovese@unimelb.edu.au

Contact

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Future students:

Overview:

A Law and Justice minor offers students the opportunity to examine the capacity and power of law to deliver justice in a range of social, historical and political contexts. A key focus of the subjects in this sequence is an engagement with the origins and effects of law’s processes.

To complete the minor, students must take 6 subjects, selecting from a total of 8. There is one compulsory subject at each year level (two in Arts, one in Law). Overall, two Law subjects, taught by members of the Melbourne Law School, and six Arts subjects taught by members of the Discipline of Criminology in the School of Social and Political Sciences will be offered as part of the minor. The minor is not designed as either a pre-requisite for nor as a guaranteed pathway into the Melbourne JD; rather, it provides a concentration on law and justice issues within the BA and as breadth.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:

  • understand the political, cultural, socio-economic and historical practices of law and of justice from an Australian and international perspective; and
  • examine the capacity and power of law to deliver justice across a range of social, historical, cultural and political contexts; and
  • critically discuss socio-legal theories and concepts; and
  • understand theoretical perspectives on the connections between justice, law and society. and
  • communicate effectively in oral and written formats.
Structure & Available Subjects:

Law and Justice Minor

Law and Justice is only available as a 75 point minor sequence which consists of:

Level 1 (25 points)

  • SOLS10001 Law in Society (12.5 points) (Compulsory)
  • One Arts Foundation Subject (MULT10018 Power strongly recommended) (12.5 points)

Level 2 (25 points)

  • 25 points from the level 2 subjects listed below, including the compulsory subject LAWS20008 Legal Language

Level 3 (25 points)

  • 25 points from the level 3 subjects listed below, including the compulsory subject SOLS30001 Law in Social Theory

Total: 75 points

Subject Options:

Level 1 Subject

Students completing a minor in Law and Justice must complete SOLS10001 Law in Society (compulsory) and one Arts Foundation Subject (MULT10018 Power highly recommended).

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.5

Level 2 Compulsory Subject

Students completing the minor in Law and Justice must complete the following Level 2 subject (12.5 points).

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50

Level 2 Elective Subjects

Students completing a minor in Law and Justice complete one of the following level 2 Elective subjects (12.5 points).

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Level 3 Compulsory Subject

Students completing the minor in Law and Justice must complete the following subject.

Subject
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Level 3 Elective Subjects

Students completing a minor in Law and Justice complete one of the following level 3 Elective subjects (12.5 points).

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50
Links to further information: http://ba.unimelb.edu.au/about/law-and-justice
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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