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LS2530: INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LAW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 05 Jun 2017 14:14


Course Overview

This course aims to give students an overview of the law of Germany. Both private law and public law aspects will be covered and knowledge of German whilst useful is not essential.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Scott Styles

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • LS2513 Introduction to German Law (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to German law for students without prior knowledge of the subject. The course will cover German legal history, legal institutions and sources of law, the legal profession, and some topics in substantive law.

Further Information & Notes

The course is compulsory for the degree of LLB and European Studies and is an option for other LLB programmes and MA in Legal Studies.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Laws and German Law (with Honours)

Contact Teaching Time

23 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (75%) and one 2,000-word piece of assessed coursework (25%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (75%) and one 2,000-word piece of assessed coursework (25%) carried forward from first attempt.

Formative Assessment

Oral presentation in class on which verbal feedback will be given.

Feedback

As noted above, verbal feedback will be given on the formative presentation. The summative essay will be returned with written feedback. Students who fail the examination will have the opportunity to seek feedback on their examination performance prior to the resit.

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