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78210 Law and Literature

6cp
Requisite(s): ( 78101c Postgraduate Legal Research OR ((22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C07122 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in C04147 Master of Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in C07074 Graduate Diploma Legal Studies OR 22 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04264 Master of Legal Studies)) OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law))
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Anti-requisite(s): 76902 Law and Literature AND 78211 Law and Literature

Description

In this subject students examine literary and legal responses to violence and trauma. The purpose of this examination is for students to understand and apply complex concepts that are drawn from the interdisciplinary area of law and the humanities. Students engage in a rigorous process of reading and discussion that includes some of the most fascinating and thought provoking literary works of the present, and of the 20th century, as well as judgments and other legal documents. Using these texts, students think about questions of justice related to central problems and traumas of recent times: the Holocaust, family violence, slavery and the Stolen Generations. Students use their readings of legal and literary texts to respond to questions about the role of law in adjudicating suffering and violence. Students apply advanced critical skills of analysis, research, communication and critical thinking—learning to not only evaluate and synthesise information, but also to critique legal and academic arguments. Students develop their capacity to communicate understanding of the concepts and critiques of the materials by presenting their ideas in lectures and seminars and providing peer feedback in weekly online activities.


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