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LLB Law with French Law

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

Competently recognise, identify, state and discuss legal concepts, values, principles and rules of the law relating to contract law and constitutional law.

Competently recognise, identify state and discuss legal concepts, values, principles and rules of core aspects of French public law.

Apply appropriate terminology and legal reasoning to produce a coherent legal account of an issue of limited complexity relating to these areas of substantive law. Particular emphasis on evaluation in terms of correct doctrine and logical form.

Interpret legal and non-legal information and data to provide a basic insight into the operation of the law, legal institutions and procedures of English law and their relationship to relevant economic, social, cultural, commercial or political contexts.

Identify, describe and discuss key legal research methodologies and theoretical approaches to legal research.

Identify, discuss and describe approaches to ethical decision-making and recognise ethical issues in legal and study situations.

Recognise the different political and cultural contexts in which law operates at national levels.

Demonstrate receptive and productive French language skills in a variety of contexts.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic structures of the French language.

Understand and use, in both spoken and written French, appropriate vocabulary and linguistic structures relating to the French political, constitutional and legal systems.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to:

Apply basic 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 that need evaluating from a case or scenario and define and identify solutions.

Locate, extract and critically evaluate doctrinal and conceptual arguments from multiple sources, including primary sources and academic commentary.

Acknowledge and reference appropriate research sources.

Identify different intellectual and cultural perspectives in responding to legal issues and recognise when bias, stereotyping and negative attitudes are manifesting in self and others.

Participate productively in class discussion and in smaller group discussions in class. Communicate effectively in different contexts. Structure and communicate information, ideas, analysis, argument and commentary in the form of academic essays and examination answers, using English language and legal terminology with care and accuracy.

Learn how to learn and work independently. Recognise own strengths and weaknesses, potentials and limitations, engage in basic goal setting, manage workload to meet assignment deadlines, ask for help when needed and follow guidance given by way of feedback.

Participate in a team with other students demonstrating a co-operative attitude towards other group members.

Communicate in French so as to sustain everyday conversation with a native or other competent speaker


Taken as a whole, the level one modules will require students to demonstrate an understanding of French Public Law; to demonstrate an ability to recall and describe key legal information under time-pressurised conditions; to demonstrate an ability to synthesise information appropriately into exam answers, essays and verbal presentations; and to express themselves fluently in French. Foundations of Law in particular will embed study skills into the programme, with a view to assisting students in the development of their ability to perform to the best of their ability in assessments and to understand what is expected of them at University level.


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