Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3185: International Family Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
This module aims to enable you to:
1. identify the main issues involved in international family law scenarios;
2. analyse and apply the domestic as well as international rules pertaining to jurisdiction, choice of law and recognition/enforcement of foreign judgments in cross-border situations;
3. understand the connection between domestic and international rules of international family law, and determine which set of rules should be applied in a given situation; and
4. critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of the domestic and international rules applicable to international family law, and the difficulties involved in applying different sets of rules to similar case scenarios.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the main concepts, values and principles relating to international family law.|
2. Analyse and compare the principal rules and theories relating to international family law issues.
3. Identify, explain and critically evaluate key issues related to international family law and to apply relevant rules and theories.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Demonstrate flexible capability to define complex legal problems, identify their relative significance and select appropriate methods for investigating and critically evaluating them.|
5. Apply legal knowledge to a problem/ case study and to suggest a conclusion supported by relevant arguments and authorities.
6. Effectively use discipline-appropriate communication skills in learning activities and/or assessments.
|Personal and Key Skills||7. Confidently tackle legal problems by means of a practical problem-solving approach.|
8. Demonstrate good research skills.
9. Work independently, within a limited time frame, to complete a specified task.