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2011/12 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LAW1045 English Law: System, Contexts and Methods
20 creditsClass Size: 75
Module manager: Jennifer Hendry
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2011/12
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LAW1040||English Legal System|
|LUBS2810||Business & the Legal Environ.|
This module is approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module seeks to explore English law and its institutions in challenging and relevant ways. We shall examine the institutions of English law, the processes by which it is made and certain selected areas of the law itself. We shall evaluate the impact on the institutions, on the processes and on the content of English law of the UK's membership of the EU and of the giving of further effect in English law to the European Convention on Human Rights under the Human Rights Act 1998.- This module is taught by lectures, seminars and practicals in semesters 1 and 2. - Assessment is by two 3,000 word essays.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
- explain the notion of English law
- evaluate it, its processes and its institutions in terms of relevant jurisprudential criteria
- analyse and discuss simple legal problems.
The module seeks to explore its subject matter in challenging and relevant ways.
We shall examine the institutions of English law, the processes by which it is made and certain selected areas of the law itself. We shall evaluate the impact on the institutions, on the processes and on the content of English law of the UK's membership of the EU and of the giving of further effect to the European Convention on Human Rights under the Human Rights Act 1998.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||170.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study- 2 hours per lecture (40 hours)
- 13 hours: preparation per seminar (104 hours)
- 13 hours: preparation per practical class (essays & problem questions) (26 hours).
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- 1 x 1,500 word practice essay
- 1 x 1,500 word practice problem analysis.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Written Work||Problem Analysis (3,000 words)||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 02/05/2012
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