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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.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (100%). Requirement for submission of the completed reflective logbook (0%).
Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).
Two non-counting legal searching exercises require students to search for materials in the paper law library and using one of the specialist online legal databases. Both My Aberdeen quizzes allow students to test their knowledge and understanding and to obtain feedback on their answers. A non-counting practice examination