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LS2526: FAMILY LAW (2022-2023)

Last modified: 01 Nov 2022 16:40


Course Overview

This course is divided into two principal parts.  In the first part, students will be introduced to the key facets of the law governing the formation of adult relationships, including the constitution of marriage and civil partnership, legal rights and duties of spouses and civil partners, same sex marriage, the grounds for divorce and the financial aspects of breakdown of marriage and relationships of cohabitation.  The second part focuses on the relationship between children and adults and the legal rights of children, including parental rights and responsibilities, court orders relating to children and the welfare principle.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ilona Cairns

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

  • LS1025 Legal System (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Either Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)

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 level 2 course covers key aspects of current Scots Family Law including the creation, consequences and termination of marriage and civil partnerships under the Marriage (Scotland) Act 1977, Civil Partnership Act 2004 and Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 and the rights, responsibilities and obligations arising from cohabitation with particular reference to the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006. With a particular focus on the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, the course also covers the constitution of the parent-child relationship and various legal consequences of this relationship: parental responsibilities and rights, children's rights. The course will also touch on the significance of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the European Convention on Human Rights for Scots Family Law.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 28, 29, 31, 32, 34, 35

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Feedback Word Count 1000
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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