Legal Theory

The Legal Theory section provides education during all stages of the study. The department is responsible for training academic legal skills: reading judgments, interpreting the law, assessing legal information, writing papers, and oral expression. Examples of skills training courses which the department offers are: Introduction to Jurisprudence, Legal Skills, Methods of Legal Research and the Moot Court. In addition, the department provides deepening and broadening courses which challenge students to reflect on the nature of law, such as the compulsory subjects Encyclopedia I and II, together with and the optional subjects of Law, politics and morality: Biotechnology, Philosophy of Law, and Philosophy of International Law. These course invite students to reflect on and discuss the methodological and theoretical foundations of the law.

Legal History

The Legal History section provides the following courses: History of Jurisprudence; Historical Introduction to European Jurisprudence; and, Legal Aspects of Diplomacy in History (Honours Programme). This section’s lecturers also teach in the subjects Legal Skills, Encyclopedia I, Advocacy and Pleading, Religious Communities and law; Science and Religion: views from History (Honours Programme).