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LS551T: CRITICAL LEGAL THINKING AND SCHOLARSHIP (2023-2024)

Last modified: 10 Nov 2023 11:46


Course Overview

This course provides students from diverse legal and educational backgrounds with a common understanding of the core research, analytical, and writing skills which will be required for LLM-Taught courses. The course is delivered as a series of five interactive lectures with two individual assessments designed to encourage critical thinking and provide opportunities for early feedback. It also incorporates a library workshop to provide students with hands-on experience with the resources available for course and dissertation work.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Erin Ferguson

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • LS Law (LS) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This foundational course is designed for on-campus postgraduate students and consists of five substantive lectures with several elements of interactive learning, such as quizzes, practical exercises, discussion groups and practical library tool sessions.


Learning Objectives


By the end of the course, students should therefore be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of legal research and writing techniques;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of critical analytical techniques in reading relevant materials;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of logical argument construction.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 30

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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