Cultural Legal Studies (6039LAW)

Cultural Legal Studies: Critical Approaches to Law and Popular Culture introduces students to a range of critical theory tools and reading practices that enhance their understanding of foundational jurisprudential concepts such as law, rights, sovereignty, power, authority, and justice. It does so by engaging in close and sustained readings of traditional legal texts such as cases and government reports alongside novels, graphic novels, short stories, paintings, films, and television shows. Lectures demonstrate techniques in close reading drawn from literary and visual studies, and students practice these techniques on a range of cultural legal texts in online discussion. This activity will form the basis for the student's own 'jurisprudential reading' of a chosen text or texts. This course is taught in intensive mode with 2 lectures per week over 6 weeks and online discussion, with a final essay due in week 10. Lectures are videoconferenced between Gold Coast and Nathan. This is an approved Honours-level elective (AQF level 7). It is open to undergraduate students who have completed or are completing Theories of Law. Co-requisite: 5195LAW Theories of Law OR 3010LAW Jurisprudence

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 3

Usually available

Gold Coast Semester 2Nathan Semester 2

Course Attributes

Restricted: Course must be listed in Program

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
3 July 2017
Last day to add a course
16 July 2017
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
30 July 2017
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
27 August 2017

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (41464) Open Tuesday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 6
G01 2.12
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Friday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 6
G01 2.12
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
3 July 2017
Last day to add a course
16 July 2017
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
30 July 2017
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
27 August 2017

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for Griffith Law School

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (41465) Open Tuesday 11:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 6
N72 -2.10
Glyn Davis Building
Nathan Campus
Friday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 6
N72 -2.10
Glyn Davis Building
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
25 July 2016
Last day to add a course
7 August 2016
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
21 August 2016
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
30 September 2016

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for Griffith Law School

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (52273) Open Monday 10:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 6
N06 0.25
Patience Thoms Building
Nathan Campus
Thursday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 6
N06 0.25
Patience Thoms Building
Nathan Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Screen
Screen (57517) Open Monday 15:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 6
N06 0.25
Patience Thoms Building
Nathan Campus
Thursday 15:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 6
N06 0.25
Patience Thoms Building
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
25 July 2016
Last day to add a course
7 August 2016
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
21 August 2016
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
30 September 2016

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for Griffith Law School

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (52272) Open Monday 10:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 6
G01 2.12
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Thursday 13:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 6
G01 2.12
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Screen
Screen (57516) Open Monday 15:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 6
G01 2.12
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Thursday 15:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 6
G01 2.12
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus