LLB Law with German Law
(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:Recognise, identify, state and analyse legal concepts, values, principles and rules of law in the law regulating tort, criminal law and one other specialist substantive area of law or criminal justice. Recognise, identify, state and analyse legal concepts, values, principles and rules of law of core aspects of the German legal systemApply appropriate terminology and legal reasoning to produce a coherent legal account of an issue of some complexity relating to these areas of substantive law, with particular emphasis on evaluation in terms of theoretical and jurisprudential frameworks.Interpret legal and non-legal information and data to provide a competent insight into the operation of the law, legal institutions and procedures of English and European law and their relationship to relevant economic, social, cultural, commercial or political contexts. Identify and critically evaluate legal research methodologies and key jurisprudential theories.Outline the limits and value of existing legal knowledge developed through doctrinal scholarship, the application of jurisprudential theory or empirical research in relation to specific aspects of law.Identify and evaluate approaches to ethical decision-making and recognise ethical issues in a variety of legal settings and research activities.Reflect upon and respond to ethical issues in a limited context, evaluating the outcomes of a decision and the ramifications for stakeholders and respecting the values and principles of justice.Recognise the different political and cultural contexts in which law operates at national and international levels.Demonstrate complex receptive and productive German language skills in a variety of contexts.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to:Apply research techniques to acquire, distil and utilise legal information from primary and secondary sources using current communication and information technology in a professional manner.Extract relevant legal issues from cases and scenarios, assessing the relative importance of each issue and define and identify solutions and strategies for implementation.Independently locate, extract and critically evaluate doctrinal and conceptual arguments 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 effectively overcome negative attitudes in self and in communication with others.Prepare and deliver presentations for a variety of audiences and environments. Structure and communicate information, ideas, analysis, argument and commentary in a variety of written formats, including academic essays and examination answers, using English language and legal terminology with care and accuracy.Learn and work with increased independence. Reflect upon and learn from experience in assessing capabilities and performance, undertake goal-setting considering timeframes and strategies to achieve goals. Undertake regular assessment of priorities in managing workload. Make use of feedback and guidance as appropriate to support personal and professional development. Develop more confidence in working co-operatively as part of a group, generating effective team outputsAchieve effective communication in German with native or other competent speakers.Learn about the different legal and educational system which they will experience during their year abroad, and reflect on ways in which they will need to adapt.
The level two assessments will require students to demonstrate a more advanced ability to accurately state and/or recall the law, including analysing it; and to present accurate and informed answers to questions in assessed seminar settings and on posters. The assessments will also require the students to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the structure of the German language. The assessment methods will build upon those at level one, meaning students will have the opportunity to further develop key legal academic skills. The compulsory modules will be complimented by assessment methods from other optional/elective modules.