Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3031: Discrimination Law in Context
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Inga Thiemann (Lecturer)
Ms Jess Duggan-Larkin (Convenor)
Either Introduction to Discrimination Law (year 3 term 1) or Equality & Diversity (year 2 term 2)
|Available via distance learning|
How can law ensure equality? Is the Equality Act fit for purpose? In this module you will examine the role of law in protecting individuals from discrimination. You will look at the key topics in discrimination law from a legal, theoretical and comparative perspective. You will consider areas of legal complexity within discrimination law and discrimination law’s role in achieving equality, but also of its limitations.
The module build on the introduction to discrimination law by considering structural discrimination, conflicts between two or more protected characteristics, and examples of discrimination legislation and practice beyond the UK context.