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030274 KU Debates about Intercultural Justice (2019S)

Legal Theory, Legal Pluralism, and Cultural Difference in Indigenous/Settler and Religiously-Divided Societies

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.03. 16:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG (Kickoff Class)
Monday 25.03. 10:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum SEM33 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Tuesday 26.03. 10:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum SEM61 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Wednesday 27.03. 10:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum SEM41 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Thursday 04.04. 13:15 - 15:15 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is held by Professor Jeremy Webber, University of Victoria, CAN. https://www.uvic.ca/law/facultystaff/facultydirectory/webber.php

This course will explore the intersection between legal theory,
specifically theories of legal pluralism, and that theory's
consequences for the law's treatment of cultural difference. It will
do so through two optics: 1) the interaction between state law and
Indigenous peoples' customary law; and 2) the law's grappling with
religious difference through secularism and freedom of religion. The
course will be taught intensively, alternating between a critical
examination of theoretical literature and practical, hands-on
discussion of that literature's implications for specific challenges
regarding the rights of Indigenous peoples and the treatment of
religious difference.

Assessment and permitted materials

In a first prep meeting in March 11th, students will receive selected articles, introducing into different aspects of the course topic.
During the three block sessions (end-March) students will are supposed to participate in class discussions discussing the readings and exploring relevant examples. After the block sessions are completed, at the end of the class, there will be a written test is held, consisting of with four questions, addressing topics and problems treated in class.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The assessment will be based on the oral performance in class and the results of the test.

Examination topics

A test consisting of four questions, addressing topics and problems treated in class.

Reading list

students will receive selected articles, introducing into different aspects of the course topic.

Association in the course directory

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