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Law, Rights and Social Justice

Undergraduate | LTU-LST3LSJ | 2024

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21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
29 July 2024

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Law, Rights and Social Justice

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Apply complex theories to examine "case studies", demonstrating an understanding of the problem of universalism, cultural relativism and human rights.
    2. Critically reflect on the definition, efficacy and scope of human rights law and practice, including discussing the concept of human rights, reflecting on the problems of both "conflicting rights" and human rights as "ideology", and using complex theories on rights from the literature.
    3. Illustrate an understanding of domestic and international human rights law and how they relate to each other.
    4. Locate relevant Internet material on human rights and social justice matters, summarise this material and then identify problems and/or issues raised.
    5. Write about the role of law in protecting human rights and preventing future human rights abuses, as well as the efficacy of law as a defender of human rights.
    6. Write coherently on the gap between law in theory versus law in practice in relation to human rights and social justice, reflecting on both ideals and ideology.

Entry requirements


Prerequisites: Students must have completed 30 credit points of Level two subjects.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed LST2LSJ (Law, Rights and Social Justice) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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