Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW1022C: Legal Foundations
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
The module aims to provide you with a foundational understanding of the English Legal System. In addition you will gain the necessary academic, study and legal practice skills and competencies necessary for further study on your law degree.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Identify and analyse (with guidance) the basic organisation and structure of the English legal system and the main general concepts and principles underlying it;|
2. Identify, select relevant information from, and analyse a variety of legal sources using appropriate interpretative techniques and demonstrate an understanding of legal reasoning and its application;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the place of advocacy and negotiation within the practice of law, and a basic understanding of the skills and competencies required to be able to engage successfully in advocacy and negotiation respectively;
4. Demonstrate competent understanding of some of the relevant legal practice, social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical and cultural contexts within which the law operates.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||5. Demonstrate understanding of a range of legal concepts, values, principles, institutions and procedures, and the capability to explain the relationships among them; |
6. Make an informed judgement about the merits and relevance of particular information and make reasoned choices between alternative solutions or arguments;
7. Communicate technical legal information and argument effectively and concisely, orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to the discipline.
|Personal and Key Skills||8. Take responsibility for your own learning (with support), and to work effectively with others within a group, meeting obligations to the other members of the group; |
9. Reflect upon your own skills development;
10. Identify, retrieve and use efficiently a range of library-based and electronic resources with some guidance;
11. Manage time efficiently in preparing for learning activities, and to work independently within a limited time frame, to complete a specified task.