Module Title:Jurisprudence 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, tutorials, seminars, and independent learning.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the philosophical foundations and theories of law; the nature of jurisprudence and its terminology; the major theories of jurisprudential thought, for example, natural law, utilitarianism and positivism, examined through the writings of major authors in the field; the nature and role of law within society; concepts of justice and morality and the social contract, and the philosophical basis of various common law principles. Students will also be introduced to and encouraged to reflect upon, questions of what makes for a valid system of binding laws, and the distinction between a just and an unjust legal system.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Define and discuss the relationship between law and morality
LO2 Write coherently and convincingly drawing on concepts in the work of the key jurists or schools studied
LO3 Formulate their own, critically aware, position on jurisprudential matters
LO4 Demonstrate and appreciation of the relevance of jurisprudence to educational development in general and to the study of law in particular
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Sociological jurisprudence and the sociology of law
Legal realism
American realism
Critical legal studies
Law and economics
Concepts of injustice
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay An essay on one or more substantive topics covered during the semester requiring wide reading, research, and analysis. 1,2,3,4 100.00 Week 12
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 14.00
Total Hours 17.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 1.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHLAW_B Honours Bachelor of Laws Degree - LLB 4 Elective
CW_HHLAW_B Honours Bachelor of Laws Degree - LLB 6 Elective