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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1022C: Legal Foundations

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

The aims of this module are:

  1. to introduce you to the sources of law and their use in legal argument;
  2. to begin the process of equipping you with the practical legal skills of client interviewing, negotiation, advocacy, and the giving of advice;
  3. to equip you with teamworking skills;
  4. to equip you with the skill of critical self-evaluation in relation to skills development;
  5. to provide you with an understanding of two areas of substantive law.

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. explain and apply foundational principles and rules governing two specified areas of substantive law
2. explain and apply foundational principles of negotiation
Discipline-Specific Skills3. conduct legal research to inform argument
4. demonstrate understanding of the sources of law
5. employ legal principles and rules in argument in a manner appropriate to the discipline
6. explain and apply foundational principles of client interviewing
7. explain and apply foundational principles of client letter-writing
8. explain and apply foundational principles of legal advocacy
Personal and Key Skills9. critically evaluate your personal contribution to teamwork and take steps to strengthen it
10. work effectively as part of a team