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Overview

Jurisprudence is the theoretical study of law. Its aim is to understand and explain the nature of legal reasoning, systems of law, institutions of law, and their role in society and human life.

Course Details

Duration: Three to four years (full-time study); six to eight years (part-time study)

Difficulty: Advanced

Entry Requirements: Undergraduate degree or equivalent general education

Course Description


Core Curriculum

The core topics introduce the field of jurisprudence and give students the skills and understanding to choose and pursue their interests in the specialized topics. The Director of Studies will make adaptations based on student ability and schedule. On completing the core, students will be able to independently read the historical and academic literature. The core topics are:

  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Constitutional Law
  • Methodology of Law
  • Civil Law
  • Family Law
  • International Law
  • Criminology and the Penal System
  • Administrative Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidence
  • Human Rights Law
  • Legal History
  • Normative Jurisprudence (Political Philosophy)

As law varies by country and state, these topics will be indexed to the specialty of the Director of Studies.


Specializations

Specializations should be discussed with the Director of Studies. On completing specializations, students will be able to independently read advanced literature and conduct a final project in that topic. Some suggested specializations are:

  • Commercial Law
  • Labour Law
  • Public Law Subjects
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Law and Development
  • Law of Succession
  • Banking Law
  • Personal Information Law
  • Equity Law
  • European Union Law

Final Project

The final project in jurisprudence consists in one or more papers written on an area of specialization. The paper should take the form of a dissertation elaborating an original argument about, interpretation of, or perspective on a method or theory. All final projects should be discussed with the Director of Studies, who will assist in choosing an appropriate focus and method. Advanced students may be advised to submit their paper for publication in an appropriate academic journal.


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