A few of the cases and texts in the syllabus have been specifically chosen to build a foundation for the sustained study of legislative history, institutional roles, statutory interpretation, and legal reasoning.
In this course, the students will engage with the principles of critical thinking, sound reasoning and argumentation through a close examination of literary and legal texts.
Our lived experience is inextricably linked to processes of social change, social conflict, and resistance.
Through a series of reading, writing, and oral assignments, the course will familiarise students with the mechanics of close reading, and the relationship between language and logic in examining arguments.
The course also aims to introduce students to the conventions of academic writing and business communication. Wright Mills has famously said that the sociological imagination helps us to grasp the relationship between biography and history within society, or the relationship between the individual nature of personal experience and the collective nature of our everyday lived experience.
While we all may think, not many of us think critically.
This is a process that requires training and development of specific skills- analysing information, evaluating arguments and opinions, and solving problems.
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The syllabus includes selected analytical legal materials and aims to provide a familiarity with the context, syntax and grammar of law that is vital to address situations that lawyers, judges and legal institutions have to regularly engage with.