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LS1025: LEGAL SYSTEM (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course introduces the fundamental components and characteristics of the Scottish legal system. It includes a study skills programme which covers different facets of the study of law along with a series of practical workshops which introduce key legal information sources (both electronic and paper) and appropriate search strategies. Lectures and tutorials will cover topics such as the Scottish legal tradition, formal sources of Scots law, the legislative process, organisation of the courts, judicial precedent, civil procedure, alternative dispute resolution, the European legal order, legal services and access to justice.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor John Ford

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • One of Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course introduces the fundamental components and characteristics of the Scottish legal system, including the Scottish legal tradition, the formal sources of Scots law, the legislative process, statutory interpretation, the organisation of the courts, judicial precedent, civil procedure, alternative dispute resolution, the European legal order, legal services and access to justice. The course will include distinctive features of legal literature; key primary, secondary and tertiary UK legal information sources; search strategies for efficient and effective searching and updating of information; use of both paper and electronic resources; academic writing; use of authority; legal citation and referencing.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Exam

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Feedback

Feedback is to be provided as part of the answers to questions in My Aberdeen quizzes. Feedback is to be provided as part of each workshop. Feedback will be provided on each student's practice examination script supplemented by a feedback sheet which will contain details of the appropriate approach and information concerning commonly encountered errors. There is a general invitation to any member of the class who wishes to do so to discuss performance. 

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

Library Exercise

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Feedback

Answers are submitted electronically via MyAberdeen.  Feedback is given automatically on completion and submission of the exercise.

Learning Outcomes
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Westlaw Exercise

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Learning Outcomes
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Resit Assessments

Exam

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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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