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This module examines, through the use of current, high-profile case-studies, the varying role played by law in wider society. The course departs from the traditional ‘black letter’ approach to studying law and will focus primarily upon current legal problems facing society and the related ethical, economic and social arguments. It will be seen that law is not merely a static body of rules but a mechanism for facilitating and inspiring change in all aspects of our society.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Course Aims: The overriding aim of the course is to examine, through the use of case-studies, the varying role played by law in wider society. By considering current legal problems facing society and the related ethical, economic and social arguments, the complexities associated with the regulation of certain aspects of society are considered.
Main Learning Outcomes: Students would be exposed at an early stage of their legal career to a broad range of legal topics and the associated economic, moral and ethical arguments. It is hoped that this would enthuse students at the outset of their studies thus demonstrating that law was not a static body of rules but a mechanism for facilitating and inspiring change in all aspects of our society. It will also draw attention to what the law can and cannot do i.e. what are the limits of the law?
Subject-Specific Skills and Concepts
Students should be able to:
Key Skills (Transferable)
Students will be able to:
Content: The case-studies covered in the course will fall under broad themes such as "Regulation and Citizens"; and "Regulation and Commerce".
Available to LLB and MA Legal Studies students in their first year of study only.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 2 x 2,000 word essays (100%)
Resit: If a student does not achieve a pass of D3 in both essays, a resit attempt will be offered in respect of the essay(s) not passed at first attempt.
Feedback will be provided on the feedback form within three weeks from the date of submission.