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LAWS3500 Legal Philosophy

In this course, students will learn of the major traditions of thought about law and legal systems, with a view to encouraging them to place their own ideas within the context of those traditions, and to become constructively critical of their own views and the views of others. The course will combine a rigorous approach to the gaining by students of knowledge about those traditions, with openness to different views among the students and the encouragement of the development in them of an understanding of where they themselves stand within these traditions, and the advantages and deficiencies in their choices. Particular emphasis is given to the contribution made by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Christianity in general to Legal Philosophy.

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This guide was created by a librarian and contains some key resources you can refer to throughout the legal philosophy law course.

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