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William Chan

MA Political and Legal Theory (2017)

When I was an MA student in Political and Legal Theory, the busiest but most fulfilling days were Tuesdays. Every Tuesday, I spent most of the time reading the course materials of Normative Analysis—a core module of my MA. That module was about a range of normative questions about politics and law, such as the justifications for democracy, when is the state morally legitimate, the moral basis for criminalization, and so on. It was definitely a challenging module—the required readings involved a lot of complicated concepts and they took me a lot of time to fully understand them. But it’s totally worth it. Being familiar with the readings helps myself to fully participate in discussions in class. After class, I normally went for drinks in Dirty Duck or dinner somewhere else with my classmates and continued our interesting debates over political philosophy.