Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
LAW 30010 Residential Conveyancing
A practical approach to the residential conveyancing transaction. Covering the key stages in a conveyancing process students will gain experience of drafting standard documentation. Students will run two client files replicating the stages of a real life transaction together with client queries and issues which commonly arise in practice. This will provide a foundation level of understanding of the conveyancing process and be helpful to students who wish to undertake future work as a paralegal, solicitor or CILEx especially in a conveyancing department.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-20090/lists
This module is designed to provide students with a foundational level of knowledge in the legal practice of residential conveyancing. This builds on the core modules of Introduction to Property Law (Level 4) and The Law of Real Property (Level 5) but takes students in a different more practical direction and expects a higher level of analysis and greater degree of accuracy in their legal advice.Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in client interviewing and legal drafting and research. It will enable students to recognise the key stages within a transaction and provide practical legal advice on client scenarios. This module aims to examine areas of professional conduct which pervade legal practice and enable students to recognise those and act accordingly whether as a paralegal, solicitor or CILEx member.
Intended Learning Outcomes
identify the relevant stages in a residential conveyancing transaction from the perspective of both buyer and seller: 1identify and explain professional conduct issues which may arise and act appropriately to maintain professional conduct standards: 1critically analyse a conveyancing contract package and if necessary draft appropriate requisitions and further enquiries whilst advising in plain English the importance of such enquiries to a lay client: 1explain and evaluate the drafting of standard conveyancing documentation and explain the key issues which arise: 1Identify and explain the searches (and/or the results of such searches) within a conveyancing transaction: 1
Online Interactive Lectures 12 x 1 hour9 x 2 hour practical class workshops120 hours Self study through preparation of documentation and/or advice for use in workshops and revision/preparation for the assessment.
1: Open Book Examination weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
28 hour open book examination with some advance informationThere will be some advance disclosure of case study material (information and larger legal documentation) upon which aspects of the assessment will be based.
The exam questions themselves will be unseen.
20% of the examination will be multiple choice in the style of the SQE to enable students to become familiar with this method of assessment.
This method of assessment replicates the assessments that students will experience in postgraduate and vocational study. As these students will be pursuing those further studies, it is important to build confidence and capacity with these assessment methods.
Total word limit 2,500 words