2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LAW1076 An Introduction to Law: What is Law?
10 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Dr Jill Dickinson
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LAW1075||Intro to Law of Obligations|
Module replacesLAW1075 Introduction to the Law of Obligations
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe module will provide an introduction to the study of law and some of the core areas of law, including contract law, tort law, public law and criminal law. This understanding will be applied to current legal issues in this area.
ObjectivesThe main objective of this module is to provide an introduction to the study of law and to enable students to see the breadth of issues that law touches on. This will provide a critical understanding of the law and its role in society as well as the skills to take this study further into other discovery modules in Law. The module will provide the skills for reflective independent study and basic legal knowledge of the core areas. The module also aims to prepare students to think critically and to be confident in discussing current legal issues and problem solving.
At the end of the module, student will be able to:
- demonstrate a range of key basic study skills including the ability to extract relevant legal issues from a case or scenario and define and identify solutions;
- use legal databases to search for cases and synthesise research materials;
- understand and apply appropriate legal terminology and reasoning to produce a coherent legal account of issues within the legal system;
- discuss and reflect upon an aspect of contract law, tort law, public law or criminal law and how it applies to current issues;
- provide a basic insight into the operation of the law, legal institutions and procedures of English law.
An introduction to the legal system
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||76.50|
|Total Contact hours||23.50|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyThe online learning element is broken down into 15 minute tasks, there will be 20 x 15 minute tasks overall
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudent attendance at seminars will be registered. Feedback given during seminar discussions and opportunities to discuss in office hour with tutors. Opportunities for informal formative feedback each week in the seminar.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Assignment||1 x 1,500 word blog post on a current legal issue in one of the areas covered||100.00|
|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: 16/09/2022
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