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Postgraduate | RMI-OJD100 | 2024

Contemplate the phenomenon of law. Integrate your understanding of the political, social, historical, philosophical and economic impacts of laws. Be introduced to great thinkers and ideas to be able to formulate your own critical interpretations.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
14 weeks

FEE-HELP available


About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the political, social, historical, philosophical, and economic context of law
    2. Engage in identification, articulation and critical evaluation of legal theory and the implications for policy
    3. Critically analyse and research complex problems relating to law and legal theory and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives
    4. Demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal theory
    5. Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret theoretical propositions.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

  • RMI-OJD110-Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods (no longer available)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

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

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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