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Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Laws)

Learning outcomes

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 trusts
law 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 highly
complex issue relating to these and other areas of substantive law. Particular emphasis on critical evaluation in terms of
equity of outcome.

Interpret legal and non-legal information and data to provide insight at an advanced level 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.

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 of
jurisprudential 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 of
professional contexts.

Reflect upon, respond to and resolve ethically complex issues in a professional manner, respecting the values and principles
of 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 using
current communication and information technology in a professional manner.

Strategically analyse legal issues and creatively evaluate options and viewpoints to reach alternative solutions and justifiable

Apply intelligent scepticism in independently locating, extracting and critically evaluating 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 comfortably and
empathetically interact with people from diverse backgrounds.

Use oral and written skills to structure and communicate information, ideas, analysis, argument and commentary in ways that
are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences, using English language and legal terminology
with scrupulous care and accuracy.

Learn and work independently and confidently reflect on, articulate and assess their capabilities and performance in a
professional context while setting clear goals and a system to implement strategies to achieve them. Manage time effectively
over a complex range of tasks with various and overlapping deadlines.

Collaborate effectively and confidently by working co-operatively as a member of a group.


At level three there are two compulsory modules, both of which contain assessment methods the students will be familiar
with by this stage. They will be expected to recall and analyse legal information in an exam setting, and to present their
dissertation work orally, in writing and in a poster format (to be completed individually).


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