Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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: 2demonstrate an ability to locate, retrieve and use case reports, statutory materials and a range of secondary legal and non-legal materials: 1demonstrate an intellectual independence and an ability to think and write critically about the law: 1demonstrate an ability to use appropriate legal writing conventions, and the ability to structure answers to problem questions and legal essays: 1demonstrate familiarity with the concepts of statutory interpretation, legal reasoning, precedent, ratio decidendi, obiter dicta and the significance of dissenting judgements: 2engage with their own personal and professional development and academic integrity and manage and reflect on their own learning: 1
Scheduled teaching: Lectures and whole-group sessions = 30 hours Seminars, workshops and drop-in sessions = 20 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: Essay weighted 60%
Description of Module Assessment
Critical Thinking and Writing EssayA 1,500-word critical essay based on a current legal issue from a choice of relevant topics pertaining to the English legal system.2: Multiple Choice Questions - Knowledge weighted 40%
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.