Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Law in Action is a community legal education module which introduces you to how law works in the real world through a series of lectures, supported by guided group work. The Law in Action module is designed to facilitate and empower you, as law students, to take an active and reflective role in your learning, and to develop key transferable and applied communication skills in a realistic context. The module involves you working in groups to carry out legal research with a community partner organisation, which you will communicate through a community legal education presentation in local schools and colleges.This exciting and innovative module has proved to be very popular with previous students, and will facilitate further opportunities for legal work experience with community partners.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-20033/lists
This module aims to introduce students to how law works in the community and facilitate and empower students to take an active and reflective role in their learning, and provide a realistic context in which students can practice their general transferable and applied communication skills. Primarily, however, the module offers a distinctive opportunity for student learning in Law in Action and to build on Level 4 skills modules.Particularly it provides the students with a unique opportunity to engage with local community organisations, and present their group projects to the local High School as part of the citizenship curriculum.
Intended Learning Outcomes
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of law┐s role in the community: 1communicate legal information to specialist and non-specialist audiences using appropriate techniques and to understand the legal and ethical issues arising: 1apply legal research and problem solving techniques to legal issues in the community including the planning of information providing: 1
9 hours lectures9 hours tutorials4 hours field visits28 hours tutorial preparation40 hours group presentation preparation and research60 hours portfolio preparation
1: Essay weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
2,500 word essayStudents will complete a blended reflective and critical research essay of 2,500 words (excluding footnotes), based upon their community research project. They have a choice of four projects, and an open community research project (in case for any reason they cannot engage with one of the four community research projects).