Law School Module Details

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Code LAW242
Coordinator Dr JP Tribe
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15


Stimulate the academic interest of students in a complex area of law;
Enhance general legal and transferable skills in the context of the subject area;
Deliver the substantive elements of the subject in accordance with the requirements laid down in the Joint Announcement of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Council governing the content of the qualifying law degree;
Carry out independent tasks and research to a highl evel of aptitude.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic rules affecting an individual's use and occupation of land and the claims of a third party to an interest in land.

(LO2) Demonstrate detailed knowledge of and the ability to critically evaluate the law in some areas.

(LO3) Appreciate the social context and underlying policy issues in this area of law and thei nfluences they exert.

(LO4) Show an awareness of the practical implications for individuals of the operation of Land Law.

(LO5) Researchthe relevant laws, electronically and on paper and present an effectiveargument, soundly based in critical analysis of the law in its social andpolicy context both orally and in writing.

(LO6) Be able to complete specified tasks with minimal direction or input through formal instruction.



Syllabus topics:

1. Understanding Land
2. Estates and Interests
3. Registration of Land
4. Trusts of Land
5. Co-ownership

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Learning and teaching on this module will be structured in accordance with the principles of Hybrid Active Learning with asynchronous materials and synchronous seminar sessions. Asynchronous recordings provide material previously addressed in physical lectures, suitably broken down (‘chunking’) and augmented (e.g. quizzes etc) so as to enhance student engagement. Synchronous sessions will run on a fortnightly pattern across the semester (i.e. 4 in total) and will each have a duration of 2 hours.

Asynchronous materials will cover the full syllabus

Synchronous seminars (2 hrs each).

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 22


Timetable (if known) 120 mins X 1 totaling 22
Private Study 120


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
5% attendance & participation -1% for seminars 2-6 inclusive (First seminar compulsory but not mark bearing.)           
85% - coursework (2000 words)  -2000 words    85       
5% - MCQ Test 1           
5% - MCQ Test 2           

Recommended Texts

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Other Staff Teaching on this Module

Professor W Barr Law
Professor DJ Morris Law
Dr AJ Picton Law
Miss EN Williams Law

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