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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3165: Charity Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of a range of legal issues concerning the charity sector.  Drawing on a broad and international literature, including the published and active research of the module lecturer(s), this module will encourage you to learn critically and communicate clearly, both orally and in writing. It will also improve your skills of legal analysis and legal argument, engage you in philosophical and legal debate, and invite you to consider carefully the process of legal development and questions of policy.

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. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of certain aspects of the law relating to charities
2. Identify, explain and critically evaluate key issues in the law of charities and to apply relevant rules and principles established by case law and statute
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Apply legal knowledge and understanding to a task and to suggest a conclusion supported by relevant argument and authority
4. Integrate and assess information from primary and secondary legal sources, using appropriate interpretative and evaluative techniques
5. Select, integrate and present relevant law and legal argument coherently and reflectively, orally and in writing
Personal and Key Skills6. Develop own arguments and opinions with minimum guidance
7. Communicate and engage in debate and legal analysis, accurately and effectively, orally and in writing
8. Identify, retrieve and use efficiently a range of legal resources with minimum guidance
9. Work independently and manage time efficiently in preparing for scheduled activities, including seminars, and formative and summative assessments