Date of entry

September 2024

Teaching

We are very encouraging and supportive in our teaching.

A strong emphasis is placed on group teaching by qualified lawyers.

At Levels 1 and 2, teaching is done by lectures, tutorials and independent and group study.

At Levels 3 and 4 you will work more independently and take part in seminar discussions.

Level 4 you will work on your dissertation which is independent, but supervised, on an elective topic.

Assessment

The form of assessment varies between modules. We use:

  • presentations - to evaluate reasoned legal argument and your ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • moots - to assess court room manner and the ability to argue interactively
  • essay or drafting exercises
  • tests on comprehension and interpretation of legal sources such as Acts of Parliament or case reports.

In no module does assessment depend solely on a final exam.

A small number of modules are continuously assessed.

In the majority of modules the weighting of assessment is 25% for coursework and 75% for the final assessment.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: LW21013 Credits: 20 Semester: Semester 1

This will familiarise you with the concept and study of law, and the Scottish, United Kingdom, European, and International legal systems.

You will develop the fundamental skills to read and understand legislation and learn how to locate legal resources and interpret their significance.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: LW22020 Credits: 10 Semester: Semester 2

This module explores the theoretical concepts and legal implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI), cyberspace, data technologies, and other technologies.

It also covers existing legal responses and current and emerging technologies relevant to the legal field as well as their potential influence on future legal practice.

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

Module code: LW31030 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 1

The English Law of Equity and Trusts is formed of principles developed to enhance common law. This introduces an emphasis on fairness and justice. Trusts are legal arrangements where one manages assets for another's benefit.

This module covers how equity and trusts can help people, charities, and businesses manage property.

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

Module code: LW31002 Credits: 30 Semester: Semester 2

This covers a set of topical human rights issues in the UK.

This includes how the UK and Scotland implement our international human rights obligations. It also looks at how human rights law can address political, social, and economic problems. This also covers its relationship to other areas of law.

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