Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The module gives early exposure to the skills you will need to undertake successful study of the law, and also provides a number of transferable skills which you can use both in academic study and in your future career, whether that is in law or some other area.The module will support you in the transition to study in higher education and will provide a solid basis for studying law throughout your undergraduate career.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-10021/lists
To introduce the technical, legal, personal and academic skills needed to function effectively as a Law student, through delivery of 4 streams of learning and teaching: What is Law?; Making Law; Learning and Doing Law; and Being.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate familiarity with the structure of the English Legal System : 1Demonstrate familiarity with the Parliamentary process relating to the creation of legislation, and the doctrine of Parliamentary Sovereignty: 1Demonstrate an ability to locate, retrieve and use case reports, statutory materials and a range of secondary legal and non-legal materials.: 2Demonstrate an ability to think and write critically about the law: 2Demonstrate an ability to use appropriate legal writing conventions, and the ability to structure answers to problem questions and legal essays: 2Demonstrate familiarity with the concepts of precedent, ratio decidendi, obiter dicta and the significance of dissenting judgements: 1,2
Scheduled teaching: Lectures and whole-group sessions = 31 hoursSeminars, workshops, drop-in sessions and directed study activities = 19 hoursSelf-directed study, library work and assessment preparation: For classes = 50 hoursFor MCQ assessment = 20 hoursFor Critical Writing assessment = 30 hours Total = 150 hours
1: Multiple Choice Questions - Knowledge weighted 40%
Description of Module Assessment
Timed Multiple-Choice QuestionsA set of timed multiple-choice questions, to be attempted in one sitting within a 48-hour window in Week 5, based on knowledge of the English Legal System, judicial reasoning and the Parliamentary process.2: Essay weighted 60%
Critical Thinking and Writing essayA critical essay based on students' research into a current legal issue/case from a choice of relevant topics - 1000 words.