Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW2104: Changing the Law - Theory and Practice
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
This module aims to provide you with:
- a good working knowledge of the key aspects of statutory law reform—how decisions are taken by the Executive, the role of the Law Commissions and the Parliamentary process;
- insights into the way law may be shaped through the lobbying power of commercial interests and others;
- an understanding of the role of the judiciary and the willingness or reluctance of individual judges to intervene where law is perceived as unsatisfactory;
- an awareness of international influences on the formation of our law.
The module will enable you to:
- assess critically the law reform process, identifying its strengths and weaknesses,
- identify the hidden pressure exerted by commercial and other interests,
- evaluate the effectiveness of the law reform process, using case studies,
- understand how law reform might in given circumstances best be achieved.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Explain and evaluate the main legal institutions and procedures relevant to law reform.|
2. Identify, explain and discuss key issues in law reform and to apply relevant rules and theories.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of legal concepts, values, principles, institutions and procedures, and the ability to explain the relationships among them.|
4. Select and present in a coherent way, orally and in writing, relevant law and legal/theoretical arguments.
|Personal and Key Skills||5. Manage relevant learning resources/ information/ learning strategies and to develop own arguments and opinions with some guidance.|
6. Work independently and to manage time efficiently in preparing for scheduled learning activities, exercises and assessments.