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LS2028: SCOTTISH LEGAL HISTORY (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course will introduce students to the main points of Scottish legal history from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. In weeks one to eight, lectures and tutorials will provide a general overview as well as more detailed coverage on particular topics e.g. the legal literature and notable jurists, the development of the courts and procedure, and periods of flux and reform of the law. Workshops held in weeks nine and ten allow students to work on a (non-counting) group project charting the history of a legal rule.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrew Simpson

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

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) or Programme Level 2

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

This course will introduce students to the main points of Scottish legal history from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries (eg. the legal literature and notable jurists, the development of the courts and procedure, periods of flux and reform). It will also introduce them to the method of doctrinal legal history.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination.

Formative Assessment

In or around week six, students will be required to complete an online multiple-choice quiz, for which they will receive feedback instantly through MyAberdeen. A feedback session will be offered after the exam results are returned.

Feedback

Feedback will also be provided on an ongoing basis in tutorials in the form of tutors' responses to students' contributions in class.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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