Scots Law LLB

Jurisprudence LAW2007

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Law
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

Jurisprudence is the study of law and legal concepts in their historical, philosophical and sociological contexts


1 hour lectures Monday at 1000 and Friday at 1400 in Semester 1 together with 3 x 1 hours tutorials.

Excluded Courses





2 hour written examination - 2 questions in December exam diet

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to enhance students' understanding of law by placing it in its theoretical, philosophical and sociological contexts.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of the course, students will demonstrate an ability to state, analyse and evaluate the following:

· basic relations between law, justice and rights

· theories of natural law and human rights

· theories of legal system and legal order

· basic approaches in the sociology of law

In addition, students will demonstrate an ability to

· think and argue about legal concepts, topics and issues

· demonstrate skills of selecting relevant ideas, balancing and evaluating them

· present concepts and arguments both orally and in written form coherently and effectively

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must complete all elements of assessment.