LLB Political and Legal Theory II

Students listening to a Law lectureModule leader: Dr Gavin Byrne

Module description:

This module explores both the relationship between political and legal theory and some of the arguments and concepts used therein. The module will cover a range of specific topics, including but not limited to:

  • The origins of “left”, “right” and “centre” in legal and political theory
  • Equality
  • Neutrality
  • Liberty
  • Rights
  • Authority and Obligation
  • Interpretation
  • The ‘Normativity’ of Law
  • Contractarianism
  • Communitarianism
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • The ‘Critical Legal Studies Movement’



The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.