Social Justice, Law and Poverty


Higher postgraduate course, first semester, one seminar per week.

Course convener(s): Ms M von Broembsen

Course outline:
This inter-disciplinary course is about law in context, poverty alleviation being the main theme. T he course examines and critiques different approaches to poverty alleviation, with particular emphasis on theories that have been translated by governments and global agencies into strategies. The course pays particular attention to how different conceptualisations of development, social justice and poverty lead to an emphasis on different institutional structures, different policies and different outcomes. The course aims to equip students with various analytical lenses and to interrogate the historical and the potential role of law in pursuing social justice.

DP requirements: None.



Assignments 50%
Examination 50%