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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1036: Legal Foundations

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:   


  • Law, lawyers and legal systems
  • Case law and legislation as primary sources of law
  • Legal reasoning and problem solving in law
  • Dispute resolution (including mediation, negotiation and advocacy)
  • Experiences of law
  • Access to justice


Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities3020 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2010 x 2 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities88 x 1 hour Q & A sessions
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities62Summative assessments preparation
Guided Independent Study31Formative assessments preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).