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LS55DJ: ADVANCED CRIMINAL LITIGATION (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 16:52


Course Overview

The course will build on the knowledge and experience students gained from the core Litigation course. The course will cover: the conduct of specific  cases which will involve the  preparation and conduct of a trial and an appeal: client interviews; witness statements and examining witnesses; preparation of different types of criminal pleadings and appeals. Students will practice by role play the skills required to prepare and conduct criminal  cases in the sheriff court:


The course will provide opportunities to enhance skills in the preparation, management and delivery of Criminal cases and to develop key advocacy skills.


Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Susan Stokeld

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Passed)

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

The course will build on the knowledge and experience students gained from the core Litigation course. The course will cover: the conduct of specific  cases which will involve the  preparation and conduct of a trial and an appeal: client interviews; witness statements and examining witnesses; preparation of different types of criminal pleadings and appeals. Students will practice by role play the skills required to prepare and conduct criminal  cases in the sheriff court:


The course will provide opportunities to enhance skills in the preparation, management and delivery of Criminal cases and to develop key advocacy skills.



Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Continuous assessment: preparing precognitions of witnesses and joint minutes of evidence agreed (25%); preparation of written submissions for an appeal case (25%); advocacy skills in conducting a trial (25%); advocacy skills in conducting an appeal (25%); participation and professionalism (Pass/Fail|).


Resit:  available for elements 1 – 4 of the assessment.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

​The use of peer feedback, video recording and self-reflection will enhance the learning and skills developed on this course.


Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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