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LS55DE: FAMILY LAW (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:38


Course Overview

The course will cover: taking part in role play scenarios relating to disputes involving divorce, cohabitation and parental rights; taking instructions in a family law dispute; writing positional letters; drafting appropriate court documentation; negotiations which involve the parties and solicitors; interim interdict hearing; and child welfare hearing. Key skills will also be covered such as communication with clients, client care, drafting, negotiation, and transaction based research.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Susan Stokeld

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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

The course will adopt a transaction based approach to Family Law. The course will cover: taking part in role play scenarios relating to disputes involving divorce, cohabitation and parental rights; taking instructions in a family law dispute; writing positional letters; drafting appropriate court documentation; negotiations which involve the parties and solicitors; interim interdict hearing; and child welfare hearing. Key skills will also be covered such as communication with clients, client care, drafting, negotiation, and transaction based research.

Further Information & Notes

The course is only open to students taking the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice programme.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

43 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

The assessment consists of 6 discrete elements, (1 of which is a group assessment) including participation and professionalism (pass/fail). Students must pass all 6 elements of assessment to pass the course and the final mark awarded for the course will be based on the marks obtained in the first 5 elements of assessment. Resit: students are able to resit elements 1-5 of the assessment.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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