Assignment 1 Question
To say that natural law theories of law are fundamentally inconsistent with legal positivist theories is to misunderstand the true nature of natural law theories.
In considering this topic, ensure that you compare and contrast the various arguments which have been made, highlight any major areas of disagreement, and identify what issues (if any) have not been discussed in the literature.
Please note the following further instructions:
This assignment is due on 11 September 2016 (week 8) at 11:59pm and should be submitted on Blackboard via Turnitin (instructions how to submit your assignment via Turnitin will be posted on Blackboard);
The word limit for this assignment is 2,500 words (excluding references);
You must provide references consistent with the AGLC;
Your essay should be structured appropriately and clearly answer the question. You will be expected to analyse the question, conduct legal research using both primary and secondary legal resources, and present a satisfactory review of the relevant literature;
You must make reference to a minimum of 10 pieces of relevant academic literature and/or research.
The essay will be worth a total of 40 marks;
Marks will allocated according to:
The use of relevant literature and research;
The strength and clarity of your presentation of the various arguments contained in the literature;
The structure of your literature review, quality of your written expression and your referencing.
For more details regarding allocation of marks for this essay, please see the Essay Marking Guide on the following page.
For further advice regarding what a literature review entails, please see the following sources:
Jennifer Moore�s library guide to writing a literature review: https://ecu.au.libguides.com/literaturereview
ECU�s academic tip sheet on how to write a literature review: https://intranet.ecu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/20621/literature_review.pdf