Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-10039/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: Thinking Law; Making Law; Doing Law; and Being Law.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate familiarity with the structure of the English Legal System: 1,2Demonstrate familiarity with the Parliamentary process relating to the creation of legislation, and the doctrines of Parliamentary sovereignty and the separation of powers: 1,2Locate, retrieve and use case reports, statutory materials and a range of secondary legal and non-legal materials: 2Think and write critically about the law: 2Use appropriate legal writing conventions, and the ability to structure answers to problem questions and legal essays: 2Demonstrate familiarity with the concepts of statutory interpretation, legal reasoning, precedent, ratio decidendi, obiter dicta and the significance of dissenting judgements: 1,2Demonstrate the personal, practical and professional skills needed to be an effective Law student: 2
Scheduled teaching: Lectures and other recorded material = 16 hours (asynchronous)Seminars, workshops and drop-in sessions = 34 hoursSelf-directed study, library work and assessment preparation: For classes = 30 hours For MCQ assessment and test = 30 hours For Critical Writing assessment = 40 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 1-hour sitting within a 48-hour window in Week 5, based on knowledge of the English Legal System, judicial reasoning and the Parliamentary process. The 1-hour time limit is adjusted accordingly for students entitled to additional time.2: Essay weighted 60%
Critical Analysis of a Legal CaseA 1000-word critical analysis of a legal case, demonstrating the following:
Appreciation of key issues;
Understanding of statutory interpretation;
Understanding of ratio and precedent;
Significance of dissenting judgments; and
Critical analysis of the decision in the case.