THE RULE OF LAW
2017/2018, Semester 2
Modular Credits: LL4331 ( 4 ) / LL5331 ( 4 ) / LL6331 ( 4 )
This course explores the ideal of the rule of law: its value, limitations, costs, and relationship with distinct social aspirations. The teaching is based on leading texts, comparative case law, and video documentaries. The course is divided into nine modules: (1) the meaning and value of the rule of law, (2) emergencies, (3) the relationship(s) between the rule of law, the obligation to obey the law, and the rule of good law, (4) the modern welfare state, (5) criminal law vs. private law, (6) international law, (7) corporations and liberal democracy, (8) colonialism and developmental transitions, and (9) defences for disobedience.
NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
Mode of Assessment:
Class Participation - 10%; 6-hr Take Home Exam - 90% [Release: Fri 23 March 2018 (1pm); Due: Fri 23 March 2018 (7pm)]
9 session over 3 weeks: Three 3hr weekly seminar
Intensive course: Wk 4 - 6; Dates: 5 - 23 Feb 2018 [Mon, Wed: 6.30 - 9.30pm; & Fri: 2.30 - 5.30pm] [*make-up seminars for 16 Feb on Sat, 10 Feb 2018 (1 - 4pm)]