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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1022C: Legal Foundations

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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

  • Introduction to the English Legal System
  • Case law and how to tackle problem questions
  • Introduction to academic research and writing essays in law
  • Legislation
  • Ethical problems for lawyers
  • People and the            Law    
  • Diversity and Legal Aid
  • Methods of resolving disputes
  • Civil Procedure and ADR     
  • Legal writing and drafting
  • Negotiation
  • Advocacy

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 Activities22Lectures (22 x 1 hour)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities4422 x 2 hour teacher-led seminars
Guided Independent Study88Individual reading, and preparation for lectures.
Guided Independent Study88Seminar preparation
Guided Independent Study10Formative MCQ preparation
Guided Independent Study48Summative assessment preparation

Online Resources

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

Digital Resources

An online reading list suggesting further reading and resources can be accessed via the Legal Foundations ELE page, and will be updated throughout the year. You are encouraged to make use of these resources to further your knowledge and understanding.