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Philosophical Perspectives on the Common Law [AJ]

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Charalampos Psarras
Academic year

Module overview

This module provides you with a critical introduction to the philosophical development of the common law through an examination of key concepts and principles within private and public law that are essential for full and critical engagement with the substance of any core module as well as with any more specialist area. The module will examine some of the central conceptual and normative notions that underpin the common law, such as the private vs. public; doctrine of precedent; coercion; desert and entitlement; justice; ownership; duties and rights; promises and agreements; causation; responsibility; community; authority; sex/gender. This list is not exhaustive and can vary slightly from year to year. By reflecting on these key concepts and principles you will gain a deeper understanding of the nature of law and be able to present innovative and persuasive legal argument as part of your studies and future legal practice.