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Course summary

Law is an interesting and challenging discipline which impacts at every level, from people's individual daily lives to the operations of Government on the international stage. Increasingly the international dimension to legal study has become more important, across a wide range of legal areas, as the influence of the European Union and international organisations have become so significant.

 

The Law LLB Honours course offers you an exciting and dynamic educational experience, while also providing you with the core subjects required by the professional legal bodies. The legal professions require graduates to possess both intellectual and practical skills, and the course explicitly addresses these requirements with a structured programme of skills development. It will also equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

 

Our LLB course provides you with an excellent amount of choice. Alongside the core modules, required by the professional legal bodies, you are able to study a wide range of distinctive modules to suit your areas of interest.

 

You will gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental doctrines and principles that underpin the English legal system and beyond.

 

You will have the opportunity to study an extensive range of options covering wide and diverse areas of law that are closely linked to staff research interests. These options can be linked together to form one of six coherent streams: commercial law, criminal law and justice, entertainment law, human rights, law and theory, and welfare law.

 

You can also add an international dimension to your studies through a further year of law study abroad in one of the School's partner institutions in Europe and overseas. Some of the study abroad is undertaken under the Erasmus scheme set up by the European Commission.

 

Teaching methods include lectures, seminar-based discussion, class presentations, invited guest speakers and practical group exercises.

 

Assessment methods include open- and closed-book exams, in-class tests, oral presentations, and written coursework.

 

 

Course structure

 

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

 

 

 

 

Subjects of study include:

 

YEAR 1

Core modules

  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Skills and Process
  • Public Law
  • Tort Law

Option modules

  • Criminal Justice: Crime and Punishment
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Introduction to Legal Practice
  • Introduction to Rights and the Law
  • Islamic Law in Context
  • Law and Social Media
  • Mooting and Advocacy
  • People Culture and Property
  • The Portrayal of Justice: Screen Representations of Law and Lawyers

Credit Level 4

 

 

YEAR 2

Subjects of study include:

Core modules

  • Equity and Trusts
  • EU Law
  • Land Law
  • Legal Profession and Legal Services

Option modules

  • Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Child Protection Law and Policy
  • Housing Law
  • Introduction to Human Rights Law
  • Law and Culture
  • Law and Social Justice
  • Law and Sport in Contemporary Society
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Rethinking Criminal Justice
  • Work Placement in a Legal Setting

Credit Level 5

 

YEAR 3

Subjects of study include (all option modules):

 

  • 21st Century Law Practice and Ethics
  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Clinical Legal Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidence
  • Disability Law
  • Dissertation in Law
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law and Family Justice
  • Human Rights: Substantive Legal Protection
  • International Law and Global Justice
  • Law of Intellectual Property
  • Law of International Trade
  • Media Law
  • New Legal Thinking, Theory, Philosophy and Justice
  • Religion, Law and Society

 

Credit Level 6

 

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