LLB Law(Graduate Programme)
(Award available for year: Bachelor of Laws)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:Competently recognise, identify, state and critically analyse legal concepts, values, principles and rules of equity and trustslaw and a range of other specialist substantive areas of law.Apply appropriate terminology and legal reasoning to produce a coherent and sophisticated legal account of a highlycomplex issue relating to these and other areas of substantive law. Particular emphasis on critical evaluation in terms ofequity of outcome.Interpret legal and non-legal information and data to provide insight at an advanced level into the operation of the law, legalinstitutions and procedures of English and European law and their relationship to relevant economic, social, cultural,commercial or political contexts.Apply established legal research methodologies, concepts and theories to a research-based dissertation.Appreciate the limits and value of existing legal knowledge developed through doctrinal scholarship, the application ofjurisprudential theory or empirical research in relation to specific aspects of law.Identify and critically evaluate approaches to ethical decision-making and recognise ethical issues in a variety ofprofessional contexts.Reflect upon, respond to and resolve ethically complex issues in a professional manner, respecting the values and principlesof justice.Recognise the different political and cultural contexts in which law operates at national and international levels.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to:Skilfully research techniques to acquire, distil and utilise legal information from primary and secondary sources usingcurrent communication and information technology in a professional manner.Strategically analyse legal issues and creatively evaluate options and viewpoints to reach alternative solutions and justifiableconclusions.Apply intelligent scepticism in independently locating, extracting and critically evaluating doctrinal and conceptualarguments from multiple sources, including primary sources and academic commentary.Acknowledge and reference appropriate research sources.Acknowledge and value different intellectual and cultural perspectives in responding to legal issues and comfortably andempathetically interact with people from diverse backgrounds.Use oral and written skills to structure and communicate information, ideas, analysis, argument and commentary in ways thatare effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences, using English language and legal terminologywith scrupulous care and accuracy.Learn and work independently and confidently reflect on, articulate and assess their capabilities and performance in aprofessional context while setting clear goals and a system to implement strategies to achieve them. Manage time effectivelyover a complex range of tasks with various and overlapping deadlines.Collaborate effectively and confidently by working co-operatively as a member of a group, including in leadership roles.
The level two assessments will require students to demonstrate a more advanced ability to accurately state and/or recall thelaw, including analysing it; and to present accurate and informed answers to questions in assessed seminar settings. Theassessment methods will build upon those at level one, meaning students will have the opportunity to further develop keylegal academic skills. The compulsory modules will be complimented by assessment methods from other optional/electivemodules.