The Courses

Students in the BA&LLB programme are able to choose from a wide range of courses: both the required course of study for gaining their LL.B., and a large number of literary studies courses in the Faculty of Arts that build their B.A.

In addition, courses with the “LALS” or “Law and Literary Studies” subject code are designed specifically for students in the combined programme: these courses bring the worlds of film, art, language, poetry, history and literature together with the study of the law, to create challenging an exciting content that trains students both in sensitive, flexible critical thinking, and in the doctrines and questions of the common law.

Below you will find a selection of featured courses from the current LALS lineup: click on any of these courses for a description of the subject-matter.

LALS2001. Introduction to Law and Literary Studies

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Frederick William Davis, ‘Measure for Measure’ V.1, Isabella Appealing to the Duke, 1907.


LALS3001. Law and literature

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Fred Barnard, The Trial of Evrémonde (Charles Darnay) in Paris (1896)

 


LALS3002. Law, meaning, and interpretation

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Benjamin Robert Hayden, The Anti-Slavery Society Convention (1840)


LALS3003. Language and the law

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United States Reports – Supreme Court of the United States.


LALS3004. Law and film

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Still from film Twelve Angry Men (1957)

 


LALS3005. Legal fictions: United States citizenship and the right to write in America

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Howard Chandler Christy, Signing of the Constitution (1940)


LALS3006. Advanced legal theory

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Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, The School of Athens (1511)


LALS3007. Sovereignty in Law, Theory and Culture

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William Hogarth, Marriage à-la-mode: The Marriage Contract (1743)

 


LALS2009. Language rights and linguistic justice

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Lucas van Valckenborch, Tower of Babel (1594)


LALS2010. The Beginnings of English Law and Literature

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Henry II Exiles Thomas Beckett.  British Library MS 88.

 


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