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Constitutional Law - CSL2601

Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Recommendation: Should be taken together with or follow on SCL1501 and ILW1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to gain knowledge, develop skills and competencies in order that they can analyse and critically evaluate legal material (the Constitution, legislation, case law and academic opinion) pertaining to the institutional framework within which state power is exercised). The module imparts detailed knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the transformative nature of the Constitution through critical engagement with Constitutional Court jurisprudence. Social justice is an inherent component of the module due to the reference to freedom, equality and dignity that are the foundational values upon which the Constitution (and society) is premised. The paradigm within which the module is taught inculcates student awareness of constitutional imperatives and develops students' ability to formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problems (reflecting real-life scenarios) that may arise in a Constitutional state and the structures created by the Constitution. Students accredited with this module can formulate legal arguments and to apply their knowledge to practical problems (reflecting real-life scenarios) that may arise in a Constitutional state and the structures created by the Constitution.