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LAW3482 Law and Religion

Short Description: Law and Religion
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 090999 - Law not elsewhere classified
Grading basis : Graded

Requisites

Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: LAW2211 or LAW5211

Synopsis

The primary aim of this course is to familiarise students with the twin liberal democratic norms of freedom of religion and separation of church and state. This will be accomplished through an exploration of concepts like toleration, pluralism, accommodation, and secularism. Australian constitutional and statutory law will be examined to prepare students for issues they may encounter in legal practice. In addition, students will be exposed to current and pressing issues in the field of law and religion, such as the ethical responsibilities of religious lawyers, the human rights protections afforded religious minorities, and the complexities of private systems of religious law. Course material will be delivered through extensive readings, guest speakers, and classroom discussion. Assessment will be through reflective responses on key course themes.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2019 Online