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LLB Law with French Law

Year 4

(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 conclusions.

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 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.


the level four assessments will require students to demonstrate an advanced ability to accurately state and/or recall the law in essays, a dissertation and exams, including analysing it; and to present accurate and informed answers to questions in assessed seminar settings. They will also be required to present their dissertation in writing (to be completed individually). The compulsory modules will be complemented by assessment methods from other optional modules.


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