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This 7.5 credit course introduces key elements of the English legal system, building on points considered in the Legal System course. It considers sources of law (with a focus on the common law and doctrine of precedent), key institutions and personalities (eg police, jury, Lord Chancellor), criminal and civil processes, key controversies (eg the future of legal aid, the place of social media and the diversity of judges) and the present and developing nature of the different branches of the legal profession, particularly in the face of evolving technologies. Assessment is by research exercises OR an exam at the student’s choice.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
100% written examination lasting 2 hours (closed book, no legislation)
OR, at the choice of the student
30% poster and 70% essay (1500 words including footnotes, excluding bibliography). The poster and the essay will be on different prescribed topics.
The student must elect on whether or not to pursue the exam or the poster/essay paths by a prescribed date, which will be just before the first of the summative assessments.
Resit: 1 two-hour examination.
1. Formative essay will be written in the fifth week of the semester.
2. A practice exam held in the seventh week of the semester.
3. On a less formal basis, verbal feedback is given during tutorial discussions.