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QLLM325 Visual Cognition and Legal Theory (Sem 2)

Module description

Why should the expression and communication of law be limited to language? What if we expressed and communicated law in visual form? This course introduces students to the history, theory and future prospects of visual law. The examples used range from illustrations in medieval legal texts to the contemporary practice of graphic contracting. Drawing on works in art history / theory and visual epistemology (e.g. diagram studies, critical visual studies), we consider what are the risks and benefits of visuality (both diagrammatic and figural) for legal practice.

Prerequisites

None

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

7,500 word course essay

Credits

22.5 Credits

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