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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1022C: Legal Foundations

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 4
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Caroline Keenan (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module is a dynamic introduction to the law, equipping you with a broad and critical understanding of its role within society. You will start to develop key academic, study and legal skills, using real world examples, practical experience and role- play. You will explore the primary sources of English law and the role of lawyers within the legal system. You will begin your development of the important legal practice skills of advocacy, negotiation, interviewing and advice, within a framework of professional ethics and team work. Your studies will include participation in a mock trial of a business for environmental pollution and a mock employment tribunal. The module will encourage you to recognise the importance of self-reflection in study and professional practice, whatever your degree.

This module is one of the choice of core modules for Flexible Combined Honours students on the Law Pathway and is also available to any first year student on the University of Exeter Cornwall Campuses under modularisation rules (subject to student numbers and timetabling).

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