Law Reform and Critical Consciousness is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This introductory level interdisciplinary subject critically evaluates law and the role of lawyers in the context of our contemporary global challenges and opportunities. Students will explore and critique the nature of the legal mindset and the dominant networks and norms that inform law’s current logic and values.
The subject assesses notions of rationality, objectivity, sustainability and equity in law and development by drawing upon insights from modern behavioural economics, social studies and data/fact-checks. Students will engage in case studies on the applied law reform methods of legal practitioners, public officials, business and NGO agents, scientists, think-tank advisors, advocates and everyday citizens. Adopting best-practice with a diverse stakeholder and inter-disciplinary perspective, students will ultimately develop an informed, practical and principled skill set for effecting law reform.
|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
1. Develop an informed, global, critical consciousness of law, its design and its effect 2. Employ critical legal literacy, data analysis and advanced development metrics to evaluate law 3. Apply an empathetic, sustainable, multimodal approach to law reform
Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Study Abroad OR Exchange Law Student.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
|Withdraw – Financial?||09/10/2021|
|Withdraw – Academic?||30/10/2021|
|Withdraw – Financial?||12/10/2022|
|Withdraw – Academic?||27/10/2022|