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Social Theory of Law 2015-16

Lectures for term two are given by Prof. Steve Fuller (s.w.fuller@warwick.ac.uk) on Mondays at 16-17 in S0.19.

Seminars are given: (1) Tu 16-17 in S0.03, with Daniel Fairbrother (d.j.fairbrother@warwick.ac.uk); (2) Tu 17-18 in S2.12, with Prof Fuller; (3) Th 16-17 in S2.73, with Morteza Hashemi-Madani (s.m.hashemi-madani@warwick.ac.uk); (4) Th 17-18 in S0.04, with Morteza.

Guide to the week's readings and seminar questions

Assessed essay questions

WEEK DATE TOPIC/SEMINAR QUESTION READING NOTES AUDIO
1 11 JAN INTRODUCTION TO THE MODULE NONE  1 1
2 18 JAN PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS OF NATURAL LAW THEORY  Chernilo Part 2  2 2
3 25 JAN SOCIOLOGICAL CRITIQUE OF NATURAL LAW THEORY  Chernilo Part 3 3 3
4 01 FEB THE NORMATIVITY OF THE LAW

 Turner chap 3

 Turner review

4 4 
5 08 FEB LEGAL REALISM Holmes Pound Nudge 5 5
6 15 FEB READING WEEK - NO LECTURES OR SEMINARS      
7 22 FEB CRITICAL LEGAL STUDIES  Unger (Formative essay of < 1000 words due to seminar leader this week) 7 7
8 29 FEB HUMAN RIGHTS

Weber on Human Rights

Human Rights Handbook Introduction and Buchanan chapter

8  8
9 07 MAR ANIMAL RIGHTS Yale conference report 9  9
10 14 MAR CYBORG RIGHTS -- THE LAW'S FINAL FRONTIER? Our Cyborg Future 10 10