Law and Morality



This session will examine the link between law and morality. It will be partly interactive and will invite participants to express their opinions and argue for particular points of view. The session will consider:

  • Why we have an obligation to obey the law.
  • Whether our obligation to obey the law may be suspended if the law is immoral.
  • Whether a law which is utterly immoral may be considered not to be law
  • Whether questions of what morality requires are inevitably subjective so that there can be no agreement on the matter.

Key facts

On campus
Off campus
Short session
Key Stage
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
Gatsby benchmarks
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
7. Encounters with further and higher education

Example programme

Duration: 60-90 minutes

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021