Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

HDDR1216 - Critical Introduction to Contemporary Legal Thought

Credits : 4

Lecturer :
Mode of delivery :
Face-to-face , first term, 30 hours of theory.

Timetable :
First term
Thursday from 17:15 to 19:15 at 43 Botanique 1

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Learning outcomes :
The main objective of this seminar is for students to acquire an ability to ‘theorise' the legal phenomenon.

At the end of this course, students should
- have understood the specificity and interest of legal theory, as regards both the nature of its questioning and the originality of its methods (defining legal theory)
- master the main theses developed on studied issues (distinguishing schools of legal thought)
- have developed an aptitude to critique towards law as it is devised and practiced (questioning)

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Course contents :
The course consists of a reflection on contemporary law or, more precisely, of a questioning on legal grounds and practice.

Based on the students' knowledge in positive law and humanities, the course aims at developing their aptitude to critique and their knowledge of (schools of) legal thought. At this crossroads, it endorses and promotes the interdisciplinarity that characterizes the bachelor program in law.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Ex cathedra teaching
Documents and syllabus are available on moodle, but students are expected to take their own notes during class.

Assessment methods and criteria :
Written exam
Assessment criteria includes knowledge of the course's content, and scientific rigour in the legal and critical reasoning.

Recommended or required reading :
Please see on moodle

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