Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW1024C: Legal Foundations 2
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
Please note that this module is exclusively available to students on the Cornwall campuses and differs materially from the Legal Foundations module available on the Streatham Campus.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover at least some of the following topics:
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Writing skeleton arguments
- Trial advocacy
- Witness cross-examination
- One area of substantive law
Legal principles, particularly equality and justice, professional ethical behaviour, and teamwork skills are embedded throughout the course.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||6||6 x 1-hour lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||14||7 x 2-hour teacher-led seminars|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||2||2 x 1-hour skills workshops|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||3.5||1 x 3.5-hour mock legal hearings|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||8||Advocacy Week|
|Guided Independent Study||10||10 x 1-hour law firm peer-led meetings|
|Guided Independent Study||40||Individual reading and preparation for tasks|
|Guided Independent Study||28||Seminar preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||38.5||Assessment preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
- ELE – vle.exeter.ac.uk/
- An online reading list suggesting further reading and resources can be accessed via the Legal Foundations ELE page, and will be updated throughout the year. You are encouraged to make use of these resources to further your knowledge and understanding.