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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1024C: Legal Foundations 2

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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
  • Negotiation
  • 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 ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities66 x 1-hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities147 x 2-hour teacher-led seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities22 x 1-hour skills workshops
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities3.51 x 3.5-hour mock legal hearings
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities8Advocacy Week
Guided Independent Study1010 x 1-hour ‘law firm’ peer-led meetings
Guided Independent Study40Individual reading and preparation for tasks
Guided Independent Study28Seminar preparation
Guided Independent Study38.5Assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

  • ELE –
  • 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.