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LAW6054 Law and Literature: Dickens and the Common Law

Description

The option will allow law students to obtain a grasp of the legal aspects of the literature of Charles Dickens and nineteenth century English legal history. It will allow them to understand the law, in a broad sense, in the work of a highly acclaimed and widely read nineteenth century author. It will enable them to understand more carefully aspects of nineteenth century English law and legal reform and how such matters were portrayed by a contemporary author. It will allow them to develop their own interpretations of legal change in the context of nineteenth century England and to articulate their views in written and oral work. Students will have a better understanding of legal and literary hermeneutics than would occur in most law courses.

Credits

15

Assessment

50 per cent exam

50 per cent coursework

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