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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1022C: Legal Foundations

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

Module Aims

This module aims to provide you with a foundation of core legal skills, which you can use and build-on throughout your life. It also aims to help you to develop in confidence both as a reflective self-motivated learner and a member of a team.  

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. 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
2. 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
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate understanding of a range of legal concepts, values, principles, institutions and procedures, and the capability to explain the relationships among them
4. communicate technical legal information and argument effectively and concisely, orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to the discipline
Personal and Key Skills5. take responsibility for your own learning (with support), and for the work that you complete with others within a group, ensuring that you meet the goals that you set for yourself and your obligations to the other members of the group
6. reflect upon your own skills development, both orally and in writing, and set and achieve skills development goals