LLB Law for Graduates

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Key information


  • Course length: 2 years
  • UCAS code: M109
  • Year of entry: 2019
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Module details

Programme Year One

Year One Compulsory Modules

  • Law of Tort (LAW209)
    Level2
    Credit level30
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims
  • To provide an introduction to the functions of the law of torts within the legal system.

  • To provide a structured outline of a range of actionable torts, and commentary on contentious issues and recent developments therein​.

  • To consider how the legal principles can be applied to a variety of hypothetical facts​.

  • Learning Outcomes

     Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of the law of tort.

    ​ Demonstrate basic understanding of the social and economic context in which the law of tort functions, its aims and objectives and its underlying policy issues.

    Identify and correctly apply the law to a set of hypothetical facts.

    Adopt a critical perspective to existing legal rules and identify constructive suggestions for reform.

     Undertake independent research, with appropriate guidance.​

    Construct coherent legal arguments, orally and in writing.​

  • Law of Contract (LAW105)
    Level1
    Credit level30
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To ensure that you have a solid knowledge and understanding of the main legal principles and issues of English Contract Law in its social, economic and political context;
    To understand the impact of EU Law in English Contract Law and to have a solid understanding of the reform and developments resulting from EU Law;
    To develop your analytical, critical and research skills;
    To develop a strong knowledge and research skills base to enable you to recognize the differences between Contract and Tort Law and appreciate the importnace of Contract Law to related specialist Commercial legal subjects;
    To provide you with a strong base of learning as a foundation for other related academic legal modules and in preparation for your vocational training;
    To develop your skills to work in a team including your communication, negotiation and persuasion skills;
    To develop your skills as an independent learner including time management skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Demonstrate in writing a knowledge of the basic principles of English Contract Law;

    (LO2) Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the key cases and statutory provisions;        

    (LO3) Appreciate the influence of policy on the development of  English Contract Law; 

    (LO4) Analyse, evaluate and form critical judgements on individual cases and statutes;        

    (LO5) Use primary and secondary sources of law relating to contract law effectively;        

    (LO6) Understand the language of the Law of Contract;        

    (LO7) Present coherent and effective argument about issues relating to contract law;       

    (LO8) Write concisely and coherently about the law relating to contract;       

    (LO9) Identify and engage with contemporary debates while accurately reporting the law in an area of contract law;

    (LO10) Be able to understand and use primarylegal materials;

    (LO11) Apply substantive law and legal reasoning skills to hypothetical cases.

    (S1) Improving own learning/performance - Self-awareness/self-analysis

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

    (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Following instructions/protocols/procedures

    (S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

    (S6) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Influencing skills – argumentation

    (S7) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Influencing skills – persuading

    (S8) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

    (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S10) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S11) Working in groups and teams - Group action planning

    (S12) Working in groups and teams - Time management

    (S13) Be able to work effectively within a team of your peers.

  • Land Law (LAW242)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting95:5
    Aims
  • ?Stimulate theacademic interest of students in a complex area of law

  • Enhancegeneral 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 JointAnnouncement ofthe Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Council governing the content of the qualifying law degree.

  • ?Carry out independent tasks and research to a highlevel of aptitude.

  • Learning Outcomes

    ?Demonstrateknowledge and understanding of the basic rules affecting an individual''s useand occupation of land and the claims of a third party to an interest in land.

    ?Demonstratedetailed knowledge of and the ability to critically evaluate the law in someareas.?

    ?Appreciatethe social context and underlying policy issues in this area of law and theinfluences they exert.

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    ?Show anawareness of the practical implications for individuals of the operation ofLand Law.?

    ?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.?

    ?Be ableto complete specified tasks with minimal direction or input through formalinstruction.?

  • Public Law I (LAW109)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting95:5
    Aims
  • Public Law I seeks to:  - explore the nature and functions of constitutional law;
  • ​- provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and institutions of the UK constitution;

  • ​- identify and analyse selected key issues that are of critical importance to the UK’s constitutional arrangements;

  • ​- enable students to develop a range of core legal and transferable skills, and become effective independent learners.

  • Learning Outcomes

    By the end of Public Law I, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of, and the ability to analyse critically, the following topics:

    - the law, practice and theory of the UK constitution;

    ​- the key institutions of the UK constitution, their functions, and the relationship between them;

    ​- the doctrine of the sovereignty of Parliament, and its present status within the UK constitution;

    ​- the nature and purpose of legal accountability, through the principles of the rule of law and the separation of powers;

    ​- the nature and purpose of political accountability, through the notions of ministerial responsibility, parliamentary accountability, and open government.

    ​Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to consult, engage with, and respond to feedback.

  • Public Law II (LAW110)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting95:5
    Aims

    The module aims to provide students with the constitutional underpinnings and theory of administrative law.

    To provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the institutions, processes and legal principles of redress for judicial and extra-judicial grievances against public;
    To provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the operation of the Human Rights Act; identify and analyse selected key issues that are of critical importance to the UK’s constitutional arrangements;
    To enable students to develop a range of core legal and transferable skills, and become effective independent learners.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the laws, policies and theories relating to constitutional underpinnings of Administrative Law and  Human Rights  in the UK and communicate that knowledge and understanding to others;

    (LO2) Comment in an informed and a critical manner on certain key issues such as  the  process and scope of  methods of challenging governmental/public bodies’ actions, and the  protection of human rights

    (LO3) Apply their knowledge to hypothetical situations

    (LO4) Engage in debate and in written argument regarding contentious legal and political issues

    (LO5) Appreciate the wider political significance of Public Law

    (LO6) To demonstrate the ability to consult, engage with and respond to feedback.

    (S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

    (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S6) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

    (S7) Skills in using technology - Information accessing

  • Law and Social Justice (LAW212)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims
  • To promote the key characteristics of the “Liverpool Law Graduate” - a student who is distinctively engaged, empowered and employable - particularly a critical awareness of the role of law in facilitating and hindering social change;

  • To engage students directly with the research activities of staff within the Liverpool Law School by exploring live issues and methods;

  • To promote the development of key legal and transferable skills, particularly as regards research, critical thinking and team work;

  • To provide students with an introduction to some of the key optional choices available in their final year of study on the law degree. ​

  • Learning Outcomes

    To demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of the role of law in promoting (or inhibiting) values such as justice, fairness, equality, citizenship, inclusion and social responsibility; and of how such values are themselves constructed and critiqued;

     

    To work effectively as part of a project team to deliver a research-based presentation;​

    To demonstrate awareness of the nature of academic legal research, particularly from among the main fields of research undertaken within the Law School.​

Programme Year Two

Year Two Compulsory Modules

  • Criminal Law (level 6) (LAW307)
    Level3
    Credit level30
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting30:70
    Aims
    1. To introduce students to the fundamental concepts of criminal law.


        
    2. ​To introduce students to the most important specific offences and defences in the criminal law of England and Wales.


    3. ​To enhance students'' acquisition of key skills in thestudy of law. 
    4. To develop students'' understanding of how the study of law differs from practising law.
    5. To equipstudents to carry out independent tasks and research to a reasonably good level.

    Learning Outcomes

    Ability to attain a reasonably good theoretical and doctrinal understanding of the criminal law.


    Proficiency in extracting the law from legislation and cases.​

    Proficiency in tracing the development of the law through legislation and case law.

    Proficient ability to analyse and assess the law.

    ​Proficient ability to apply their knowledge of the law to hypothetical factual situations.

    Proficient abilityto effectively use traditional and electronic sources of material.

    Ability tocomplete specified tasks with minimal direction from academic staff.

  • Equity & Trusts (level 3) (LAW311)
    Level3
    Credit level30
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:0
    Aims

    To stimulate the academic interest of students in a complex and involving area of law.

    To deliver the substantive elements of the subject area in accordance with the requirements laid down in the Joint Announcement of the SRA and Bar Council, governing the content of qualifying LL.B degree programmes.

    To enhance general legal and transferable skills in the context of the subject area.

    To allow students to carry out independent tasks and research to a high level of aptitude.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Use and interpret complex legal statutory material, case law and academic writing.

    (LO2) Demonstrate an understanding of the subject area as whole, as well as in discrete topics.

    (LO3) Demonstrate an appreciation of the value of equitable remedies in society.

    (LO4) Appreciate the social and economic (especially fiscal) context of trusts and the underlying policy issues.

    (LO5) Demonstrate understanding of the law as it affects trustees - obligations, powers, etc.

    (LO6) Demonstrate an awareness of the practical implications for individuals of the operation of the law of Equity & Trusts in England and Wales, e.g. with reference to the ownership of the matrimonial home.

    (LO7) Demonstrate a basic understanding of the legal context of trusts and equity in the operation of the legal system.

    (LO8) Demonstrate, orally and in writing, knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of Equity and the operation of the trust.

    (S1) General and Transferable Skills, particularly, oral communication, research based and use of technology in learning.

    (S2) Work and learn independently, with limited guidance.

    (S3) Effective group working - including research, organise and deliver a presentation on a substantive legal topic

    (S4) Critical analysis.

    (S5) Effective legal writing.

    (S6) Application & Problem Solving

    (S7) Legal knowledge.

  • Law of the European Union I (LAW313)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims
    1. To introduce the constitutional and institutional law of the European Union.

    2. ​To develop an understanding of EU legislative procedures; the nature and limits of Union competence; and the system of judicial review governing Union acts.​

    3. To explore the application of EU law within national legal systems.

    4. ​To encourage you to think critically about the integration process, e.g., the democratic character of EU decision-making processes and the effectiveness of the system of judicial protection against Union acts.​

    Learning OutcomesDemonstrate a developed understanding of the constitutional and institutional law of the European Union.

    ​Understand, critique, and apply the Union legal method.

    ​Handle Union legal materials effectively, including case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, EU Treaties and Union legislation.​

    ​Apply specialist knowledge to consider contemporary issues in the field of study.

    ​Think critically about the evolving process of EU integration.

    ​Think critically about the evolving process of less EU integration

  • Law of the European Union II (LAW314)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To consider some areas of substantive Union law, as distinct from the constitutional and institutional dimension considered in LAW313;
    To critically examine the development of EU law relating to the free movement of goods, free movement of workers and free movement of economically inactive citizens (such as students and of retired persons);
    To explore and show appreciation of the doctrinal and policy problems as relevant to the three topics (above) under consideration.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand how Union law is enforced in substantive areas.

    (LO2) Apply provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and EU secondary legislation to substantive issues.

    (LO3) Understand Opinions of Advocates General and judgments of the Court of Justice and critically assess their contribution to the development of EU law.

    (LO4) Solve problems in these areas and discuss the process of European integration.

    (LO5) Appreciate similarities and differences between EU freemovement law as it applies to goods, on the one hand, andpersons, on the other hand.

    (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

    (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

    (S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

Year Two Optional Modules

  • Dissertation (LAW036)
    Level3
    Credit level30
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims
    • Students are supported in the development of independent research skills through research into an area of law they find particularly interesting.
    • Students develop their presentation skills in a supportive context. They recognise the differences the differences between effective oral and written presentation.
    • Students are equipped as ''independent learners'', relying largely on self-motivation and enthusiasm.
    • Student s gain experience of formulating research questions and undertaking extended writing.
    Learning Outcomes

     Application of critical judgement to an area of legal literature.

    Development of polished legal writing skills.


    ​Development of oral presentation skills.

    ​Development of time management skills.

    ​Developement of the ability to synthesise complex legal information.

    ​Development of ability to independently find useful legal information.

    ​Formulation of student''s own research question.

  • Company Law (LAW029)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module examines those aspects of Company Law which provide the legal framework for businesses and regulate their legal environment. It views Company Law from the perspective of those who form and manage the company.

    Learning OutcomesAcquire a critical understanding of the laws applicable to the formation, establishment and management of a registered company;

    Gain an in-depth appreciation the practical and legal implicationsof contractual capacity and the consequences of artificial legal entity issuesrelating to management of the company and protection of minority shareholders. ​

    ​Show an awareness and appreciation at the basic level of policy relating to Company Law in its context;

    Critically apply the law to factual situations in their social and legal context;

    ​Research the relevant laws, electronically and on paper so that a familiarity with academic and professional literature is acquired; ​

    ​Present an effective argument in examinations, formative assessments, seminar sessions; 

    ​Understand and appreciate the impact and importance of EU Law and domestic laws in these areas.

  • Dissertation in Law (sem 1) (LAW034)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims
  • ​​Students are supported in the development of independent research skills through research into an area of law that they find particularly interesting.
  • Students develop their presentation skills in supportive context. They recognise the differences between effective oral and written presentation.
  • ​​​Students are equipped as ''independent learners'', relying largely on self-motivation and enthusiasm.
  • ​Students gain experience of formulating research questions and undertaking extended writing.

  • Learning OutcomesApplication of critical judgement to an area of legal literature

    ​Development of polished legal writing skills

    ​​Development of oral presentation skills

    ​Development of time management skills

    ​​Development of the ability to synthesise complex legal information

    ​​Development of ability to independently find useful legal information

    ​Formulation of student''s own research question​

  • Commercial Real Property (LAW043)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To stimulate the academic interest of students in a complex area of law

    ​​To enhance general legal and transferable skills in the context of thesubject area.​

    ​​To carry out independent tasks to a high level of aptitude.​

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    ​To demonstrate application and understanding of legal rules in theircommercial context.​

    Learning Outcomes

    Demonstrate, orally and inwriting, an appreciation of the basic legal rules governing the landlord andtenant relationship and other commercial aspects of land law.

      ​Appreciate the underlying policyissues that underpin this area of law, and evaluate their importance inreaching solutions to legal problems.

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      ​Use and interpret complex legalstatutory material.

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      ​Comprehend complex legaldocuments and draft organised responses to the issues derived from them.

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      ​Research material within a groupenvironment and deliver an oral group presentation on a substantive legaltopic.

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      Utilise electronic andtraditional legal resources in the preparation and submission of coursematerials.

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    1. Human Rights Law (LAW073)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims

      ​To enable you to become familiar with the institutionalframework behind the international, European and UK human rights law.

      To prepare you to analyse the substantive international, Europeanand UK human rights law.

      ​To enhance your understanding of how human rights law affectsthe lives of all people.

      ​To facilitate your engagement with the current key issues inhuman rights law and policies at international, European and domestic level.

      Learning Outcomes

      ​Identify the human rights institutional framework at theinternational, European and domestic level.

      ​Understand the principal case law and legislative frameworksrelating to the substantive human rights law at the international, European anddomestic level.

      ​Analytically apply substantive human rights law to practicalsituations.

      ​Appreciate the impact of human rights law on people’sdifferent areas of life, as well as the key challenges currently facing humanrights law.

      ​Identify and analyse fictional and factual scenarios ofhuman rights violations.

      ​Determine the extent of the impact of human rights statutorynorms and case law, at international, supra-national and domestic level, onpeople’s everyday lives.

    2. Discrimination Law (LAW079)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims

      To prepare you to analyse the substantiveinternational, European and UK law on discrimination.

      To enhance your understanding of how the law ondiscrimination affects the working and private lives and patterns of all people.

      To allow you to critically assess the impact of thesubstantive international, EU and UK law on discrimination on employment practicesand labour policies of national and international business.To facilitate your engagement with the current keyissues in discrimination law and policies at international, European and UKlevel.
      Learning Outcomes

      Understand the principal case law and legislativeframeworks relating to the substantive law on discrimination at theinternational, European Union and domestic level.

      ​Analytically apply substantive discrimination law topractical situations of inequality and discrimination.

      ​Appreciate the impact of discrimination law on people’sdifferent areas of life, as well as the key challenges currently facing discriminationlaw.

      ​Identify and analyse fictional and factual scenarios oflegally and/or socially discriminatory conduct.

      ​Determine the extent of the impact of statutory normsand case law, at international, supra-national and domestic level, on people’severyday lives.

    3. Human Rights and International Law Practice 2 - A Law Clinic Module (LAW304)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      AimsThe module aims to 
      • develop in its students key elements of the "Liverpool Law Graduate", particularly their ''engagement'' and ''employability'', through direct experience of legal practice. The Liverpool Law Clinic is an in-house legal practice providing a free legal advice service to members of the public on a wide range of general legal problems. Working with a partner you will have the unique and privileged experience of advising a real client in the Liverpool Law Clinic under the supervision of in-house solicitors or a barrister.
      • offer you an opportunity to apply your academic legal knowledge in a practical way in a professional legal environment in the Liverpool Law Clinic.
      • encourage the development of a range of professional legal skills, including client care, professional conduct, professional legal skills, collaborative working, file management, practical legal research, writing and drafting. 
      • provide you with a high quality, distinctive student experience in a unique field of practice strongly informed by the Clinic''s international policy work; many of the clients whose cases are the subject of student work on this module are stateless and the Clinic has a special project with international reputation in this area including judicial review work.
      • to develop highly transferrable skills and the key personal attributes of resilience, persistence, attention to detail, professionalism as well as taking individual and collective responsibility.
      • to provide you with a chance to put your academic skills to practical use for the first time. Your work has a significant impact on the life of your client.
      • contribute to the Law Clinic''s aim to promote and improve access to justice providing free legal advice to the local community.

















      Learning Outcomes

      ​1.Professional Conduct and Ethics

      The modulerequires you to work with integrity, resilience, flexibility and adaptability.At the end of this module you should be able to:

      • Demonstrate a conceptual and practical understanding of key elements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Code of Conduct for Solicitors by acting in compliance with the Code in your Law Clinic casework including:
        • Acting with integrity and in the best interests of each client.
        • Maintaining client confidentiality.
        • Understanding the principles of conflict of interest and applying them where appropriate.
        • Applying the principles of client care and of pro bono legal work with reference to the nature of the client/solicitor retainer.
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the Clinic’s rules and protocols as set out in the Law Clinic Office Manual and Student Agreement by:
        • Identifying how these rules and protocols require you to behave as a Student Adviser in the Law Clinic;
        • Demonstrating your compliance with these rules in your client casework and by your conduct when working in the Law Clinic.
        • Working to strict deadlines.

      ​2. Practical Application of the Law

      This module helps to further develop your criticalthinking and problem solving skills. At the end of this module you should beable to apply your legal knowledge in a practical way to a real client’s legalproblem to:

       

      • Apply law inpractice by identifying a client’s problem, analysing it, researching it andwriting a detailed letter of advice to professional legal practice standards. 

      • Communicatecomplex legal information in writing to, for example, a lay client, the HomeOffice, supervising lawyers.  

      • Demonstrate knowledge of English legal procedures by researching practical next steps a client can take to progress their legal problem and assess which steps apply to a client.
      • Identify potential difficulties in access to justice by demonstrating an evaluative approach in the advice given to a client on their options for practical next steps.

      ​3. Clinical Legal Skills

      At theend of this module, and by working under the supervision of practising lawyers,you should be able to demonstrate high levels of competence in a range ofclinical legal skills which will further develop your communication andinformation skills:

      • Identify and analyse a legal problem by conductingpreliminary research, and in most cases compiling an interview plan and byusing a range of interviewing skills to interview a client.

      • Research a client’s problem using reliable andaccurate sources including:

        • Relevant authoritativeprimary and secondary sources of law including law reports and whereappropriate, legal journals.

        • Relevant professionallegal data sets and practitioner texts including precedent documents.

        • Complete a detailedresearch record.

      • Write a letter of legal advice to a client to astrict deadline and to professional practice standards by:

        • Managing your timeindividually and as a partnership.

        • Synthesising informationfrom practical legal research.

        • Applying law to thefacts of a client’s case.

        • Adapting technical legalinformation so that your legal drafting is accessible to a lay client.

        • Using a high standard ofwritten English including a logical structure; correct grammar, punctuation andspelling; clear writing style.

      • Create, manage and maintain a contemporaneousclient case file to professional practice standards by compliance with the LawClinic’s protocols contained in the Law Clinic Office Manual including usingpro forma and template documents.

      ​4. Collaborative Working, Peer Review, CriticalReflection

      By the endof this module, you should be able to improve your own learning performance andteam working and:

      • Demonstrateeffective collaborative working by participating equally in a student partnershipto research a legal problem; interview a client (in most cases); co-author adetailed piece of legal drafting and Reflective Log; and maintain a client casefile.

      • Improvingyour own learning performance by using a considered response to feedback frominternal and external professional practitioner supervisors and using feedback torevise and improve your work.

      • Workingtogether with your student partner to review and critically assess each other’scontributions, provide constructive feedback and use it to improve work.

      • Reflect onyour learning from the Law Clinic experience by using critical self-reflectionand reflective writing to compose a Reflective Log.

    4. Financial Services Law (LAW305)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
      Aims

      Provide an understanding of the role of financial services and the legal framework in the EU and UK;

      Study the core features of financial services law, including the process of authorisation, conduct of business rules, and financial promotion

      Provide an understanding of the function of the criminal law in the sphere of financial services Study the relationship between the financial services provider and the consumer and the role of the law in this context  ​Provide an understanding of questions of reform and competing arguments regarding reform

       

      Learning Outcomes

      Understand and evaluate the relevance of financial services law in the legal and economic system and in the study of law

      ​Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the role of the law and fundamental legal principles in facilitating and regulating financial services

      Assess and weigh legal materials in relation to financial services lawDemonstrate a knowledge and understanding of different regulatory approaches in financial services

      ​Acquire problem-solving techniques and understand the role of law in the financial markets

    5. Administrative Justice (LAW315)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting40:60
      Aims

      To consider and evaluate extra-judicial means for redress of people's complaints and challenges to governmental or public bodies focussing upon the techniques (and the associated institutions) of complaint, investigation, adjudication and alternative dispute resolution methods used in administrative justice;
      To consider how lessons may be learned from redress so as to improve both initial decision-making and redress;
      To consider if the 'system' approach provides a better understanding of the arrangments, institutions and  techniques of administrative justice.

      Learning Outcomes

      (LO1) To demonstrate a critical understanding of the  techniques and their objectives used in extra-judicial redress of people's grievances against governmental and public bodies and in learning the lessons so as to improve initial decision-making and administration

      (LO2) To demonstrate a critical understanding of the contexts of these techniques including the perspectives of all of the stake-holders, and the implications for the public interest.

      (LO3) To be able to evaluate critically the respective strengths and weaknesses of of the United Kingdom's administrative justice system in an international comparison

      (LO4) To demonstrate some understanding of observation in empirical research

      (S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

      (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

      (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Influencing skills – argumentation

      (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

      (S5) Time and project management - Personal organisation

      (S6) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

      (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

      (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

      (S9) Research skills - All Information skills

    6. Commercial Law (LAW318)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
      Aims
    7. To stimulate the academic and practical interest of students in a challenging area of law.

    8. ​To encourage and develop analytical thinking, using comparative study of legal authority where relevant.

    9. ​To enable the creation of effective solutions to (legally and factually) complex problems.

    10. ​To develop an effective argument, soundly based in critical analysis of the law both orally and in writing.

    11. ​To develop detailed knowledge of the law in all areas.

    12. Learning Outcomes

      Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of commercial law principles affecting a sale of goods transaction.

      ​Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of commercial law principles as they apply to the agent-principal relationship.

      ​Demonstrate awareness of the practical implications for individuals of the operation of commercial law.

      ​Develop a capacity to work independently to solve complex legal problems.

      ​Use and understand complex statutory material, case law, and academic writing.

      ​Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of commercial law as a whole and in discrete topics.

      ​Demonstrate an understanding of suitable legal reforms from both economic and social perspectives.

    13. Clinical Legal Skills - A Law Clinic Module (LAW321)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims

      1.      To provide students with the opportunity to study an area of law and justice in depth through experiential and enquiry based learning by assisting solicitor to proved legal advice to members of the public.  These opportunities will be provided through the following activities:

      a.      Researching law and procedure relevant to the client’s problems will develop their ability to identify issues which require researching and their ability to retrieve and evaluate accurate, current and relevant information from a range of appropriate sources.

      b.      Drafting a letter of advice to a client (and any other documents necessary to progress the client’s case, for example forms for court, or letters of complaint,) will develop their ability to explain legal and procedural rules, apply rules clearly and succinctly in order to offer a reasoned choice/conclusion.

      c.       Analysis of client cases will develop their ability to engage in critical analysis, synthesise relevant doctrinal, theoretical and policy issues and develop understanding of the principles and values of law and justice in context.

       

      2.      To provide students with the opportunity to engage with their own personal, professional and academic development through reflection, collaborative working, research and self-directed learning. These opportunities will be provided through the following activities:

      a.      Engaging in exercises to identify their own strengths and weaknesses, in order to set personal targets for their own development during the module and to produce a reflective journal.

      b.      Working collaboratively in teams or “firms” throughout the module will develop skills including team-work, self-management, problem-solving and professionalism.

      c.       Working on client cases will develop legal skills such as drafting, file-management, client interviewing and professional conduct.

      d.      Participating in weekly firm supervisions with regular peer-feedback and supervisor feedback which will develop self management, including ability to reflect on their own learning, make effective use of feedback, willingness to acknowledge and correct errors. 

      e.      Participating in weekly practical workshops with regular oral presentations will develop students’ abilities to communicate both orally and in writing in relation to legal matters, including an ability to listen and respond to written and oral stimuli.

      Learning OutcomesAt the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to research the law and procedure relevant to client problems and write a research report. At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to advise a client in writing on the courses of action available to them, based on research undertaken. At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to critically analyse a client case that you have worked on, taking a theoretical approach to evaluating an aspect of access to justice in Merseyside.  At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to reflect on your personal, academic and professional development. 

      ​​​At the end of the module you will have demonstrated your ability to maintain case files in accordance with the Law Clinic Office Manual and SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct.  

    14. Violence Against Children in Cyberspace: Law, Technology and the Information Society (LAW334)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims
    15. This module aims to develop the students'' understanding of:

      The scope of the problem of abuse and violence against children in the context of the internet and new information communication technologies.

    16. ​The measures that can be adopted to eliminate online threats and abuse towards children.

    17. The significance of media, cultural and legal responses to the way children’s rights are viewed in the context of the national and global agenda seeking to eradicate violence against children.

    18. ​The theoretical foundations of technology and their relevance for child internet safety policymaking and children’s rights.

    19. Learning Outcomes

      demonstrate appreciation of the relevance of contextualising child Internet safety issues within the environment of law, technology and society

      ​understand the political, economic and technological implications of context for producing different legal outcomes

      demonstrate competence in adopting appropriate legal research and critical thinking techniques

      ​be able to utilise Internet legal resources and technology

    20. Intellectual Property Law I: Copyright, Designs and Enforcement of Ip Rights (LAW338)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims
    21. Presenting the respective IP rights.

    22. Allow students to evaluate whether conditions under which they can be obtained are fulfilled in a real life case.

      ​​

    23. ​Prepare students to enforce IP rights in the real world.

    24. Learning OutcomesDemonstrate knowledgeand understanding of the basic rules relating to copyright, designs andenforcement of intellectual property rights. 

      ​​​Demonstrate detailed knowledge of and the ability to critically evaluate the law regarding the above mentioned intellectual property rights​

      ​​

      ​Appreciate the social context and underlying policy issues in this area of law and the influences they exert​

      ​Show an awareness of the practical implications for individuals and corporations of the operation of the abovementioned intellectual property rights​

      ​Research the relevant laws, electronically and on paper and present an effective argument, soundly based in critical analysis of the law in its social and policy context both orally and in writing​

      ​Be able to complete specified tasks and case studies with minimal direction or input through formal instruction prior to preparing such tasks​

    25. Criminal Evidence (LAW033)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
      Aims
    26. ·    To cultivate a knowledge and understanding of the rationale and development of the law governing criminal evidence, specifically the operation and admissibility of evidence in criminal cases.


    27. ·       To foster an ability to appreciate the significance of those rules of evidence for defendants in criminal cases.

    28. ·  To develop competence in critically evaluating the law governing the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases.

    29. ​To assist in the capacity to apply the law on criminal evidence to hypothetical situations in an effective manner.

      ·    

    30. To inculcate additional electronic and bibliographic research skills, particular the ability to research the law of evidence and the policies underlying specific rules of evidence.

    31. To aid students in the presentation of legal and critical argument re: criminal evidence both orally and in writing.

    32. Learning Outcomes

      ·     hHave a reasonably good theoretical and doctrinal appreciation of criminal evidence principles.


      ·        extractthe relevant law on criminal evidence from legislation and case law.

      ·     tTrace the development of the law on criminal evidence through legislation and case law.

      ·        demonstrateorally and in writing a thorough knowledge and understanding of the generalprinciples of criminal evidence.

      ·      applytheir knowledge of the law on criminal evidence to hypothetical factualsituations.

      ·        identifygaps and ambiguities in the law on criminal evidence.

      ·     usetraditional and electronic sources of material.

      ·     participatein group work.

      ​      reflecton their understanding of the syllabus and use feedback to develop the qualityof their work.

      ·        completespecified tasks with direction from academic staff.

    33. Medical Law and Ethics 1 (LAW051)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
      Aims
    34. To examine the interaction between medical practice and the law and the fundamental legal principles governing the doctor-patient relationship.

    35. ​To offer a detailed consideration of the legal principles regulating compensation of victims of medical accidents, consent to medical treatment and the confidentiality of the doctor-patient relationship.

    36. ​To consider basic principles of medical ethics and their application 

    37. Learning Outcomes

      knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of Medical Law and detailed knowledge of the law in some key areas

      ​a basic understanding of the context in which medicine is practised in the UK and the impact of legal rules on the practice of medicine

      ​a basic understanding of the ethical issues involved in particular areas of medical practice, such as consent to treatment

      An ability to identify correctly and apply the law and ethical principles to hypothetical facts​

      ​An ability to adopt a critical perspective to existing legal rules and/or practices, and to identify constructive suggestions for reform

    38. Police Powers, Public Order and Protest (LAW074)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
      Aims

      This module introduces students to police powers, public order law and police accountability in England and Wales.

      Learning Outcomes

      At the end of the module students should be able to

      • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the laws, policies and some theory relating to civil liberties in England and Wales in the field of police powers
      • Demonstrate that knowledge orally and in writing
      • apply that knowledge to hypothetical practical situations
      • distil law from the statutes and cases and use traditional and electronic sources of material for research - including keeping up to date with change in a fast moving Government and court lead area of the law
      • write concisely and incisively about legal issues as appropriate
      • present coherent and effective oral argument about legal issues and an ability to support the positions taken from legal analysis
    39. Eu Social Law (LAW302)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims

      To develop further knowledge of EU Law, by exploring a range of specialist topics relating to the EU's competence over social law and policy within the Member States;
      To explore the relationship, and tensions, between the EU's economic and social competences.

      Learning Outcomes

      (LO1) Show an advanced understanding of Union legal method.

      (LO2) Demonstrate the ability to conduct research in specialist fields of EU Law.

      (LO3) Think critically about the social dimension of European integration, including its broader economic, political, constitutional and cultural contexts.

      (S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

      (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

      (S3) Time and project management - Personal organisation

      (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

      (S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

      (S6) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

    40. Human Rights and International Law Practice 1 - A Law Clinic Module (LAW303)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      AimsThe module aims to 
      • develop in itsstudents key elements of the "Liverpool Law Graduate",particularly their ''engagement'' and ''employability'', through direct experience of legalpractice. The Liverpool Law Clinic is an in-house legal practice providing a free legal advice serviceto members of the public on a wide range of general legal problems. Workingwith a partner you will have the unique and privileged experience of advising areal client in the Liverpool Law Clinic under the supervision of in-house solicitors or a barrister.
      • offer you an opportunity to apply your academic legal knowledge in a practical way in a professionallegal environment in the Liverpool Law Clinic.
      • encourage the development of a range of professional legalskills, including client care, professional conduct, professional legalskills, collaborative working, file management, practical legal research, writing and drafting. 
      • provide you with a high quality, distinctive student experience in a unique field of practice strongly informed by the Clinic''s international policy work; many of the clients whose cases are the subject of student work on this module are stateless and the Clinic has a special project with international reputation in this area including judicial review work.
      • to develop highly transferrable skills and the key personalattributes of resilience, persistence, attention to detail, professionalism aswell as taking individual and collective responsibility.
      • to provide you with a chance to put youracademic skills to practical use for the first time. Your work has a significantimpact on the life of your client.
      • contribute to the Law Clinic''s aim to promote and improve access to justice providing free legal advice to the local community.
      Learning Outcomes

      1          Professional Conduct and Ethics

       

      The module requires you to work withintegrity, resilience, flexibility and adaptability. At the end of this moduleyou should be able to:

      • demonstrate aconceptual and practical understanding of key elements of the SolicitorsRegulation Authority’s Code of Conduct for Solicitors by acting in compliance with the Code in your Law Cliniccasework including
        • ac​ting withintegrity and in the best interests of each client;
        • maintainingclient confidentiality;
        • understanding theprinciples of conflict of interest and applying them where      ​   appropriate;
        • applying theprinciples of client care and of pro bono legal work with reference       to the nature of the client/solicitorretainer.

      • demonstrate anunderstanding of the Clinic’s rules and protocols as set out in the Law ClinicOffice Manual and Student Agreement by
        • identifying howthese rules and protocols require you to behave as a Student   Adviser in the LawClinic;
        • demonstratingyour compliance with these rules in your client casework and by     your conductwhen working in the Law Clinic;
        • working to strictdeadlines.

      2.  Practical Application of the Law

      This module helps to further developyour critical thinking and problem solving skills. At the end of this module youshould be able to apply your legal knowledge in a practical way to a real client’slegal problem to:


      • apply law inpractice by identifying a client’s problem, analysing it, researchingit and writing a detailed piece of drafting to professional legalpractice standards;
      • communicatecomplex legal information in writing to, for example, a lay client, the Home Office, supervising lawyers;
      • demonstrateknowledge of English legal procedures by researchingpractical next steps a client can take to progress their legal problemand assess which steps apply to a client;
      • identifypotential difficulties in access to justice by demonstrating an evaluativeapproach in the advice given to a client on their options for practicalnext steps.

      ​​3. Clinical Legal Skills

       

      At the end of this module, and byworking under the supervision of practising lawyers, you should be able todemonstrate high levels of competence in a range of clinical legal skills which willfurther develop your communication and information skills:


      • ​Identify andanalyse a legal problem by conducting preliminary research​.
      • Research aclient’s problem using reliable and accurate sources including:  
        • ​relevantauthoritative primary and secondary sources of law including law reports andwhere appropriate, legal journals;
        • relevantprofessional legal data sets and practitioner texts including precedentdocuments; and
        • complete adetailed research record.
      •  Write a letter oflegal advice, or letter of represenations, or witness statement, or letter to an expert, or a skeleton argument to/for a client to a strict deadline and to professional practicestandards by:
        • ​managing yourtime individually and as a partnership;
        • synthesisinginformation from practical legal research;
        • applying law tothe facts of a client’s case;
        • adaptingtechnical legal information so that your legal drafting is accessible to a layclient;
        • using a highstandard of written English including a logical structure; correct grammar,punctuation and spelling; clear writing style.
      • ​Create, manageand maintain a contemporaneous client case file to professional practicestandards by compliance with the Law Clinic’s protocols contained in the LawClinic Office Manual including using pro forma and template documents

       

       ​

      ​4. Collaborative Working, Peer Review,Critical Reflection

       

      By the end of this module, you should beable to improve your own learning

      performance and team working and:


      • ​demonstrateeffective collaborative working by participating equally in a studentpartnership to research a legal problem; interview a client (in some cases); co-author a detailed piece of legal drafting andReflective Log; and maintain a client case file;
      • improving yourown learning performance by using a considered response to feedback frominternal and external professional practitioner supervisors and using feedbackto revise and improve your work;
      • working togetherwith your student partner to review and critically assess each other’scontributions, provide constructive feedback and use it to improve work
      • reflect on yourlearning from the Law Clinic experience by using critical self-reflection andreflective writing to compose a Reflective Log.

       

       ​

    41. Family Law (LAW316)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
      Aims

      Provide students with an introduction to key aspects of family law in England and Wales in the context of both public and private proceedings;
      To explore how the law defines ‘family’;
      To highlight the extent to which the law accommodates different family forms and interpersonal relationships in the light of cultural, religious and social variables;
      To consider the impact of human rights on the development and interpretation of family law;
      To critically examine key features of and developments in family law in England and Wales, including an analysis of the ongoing family justice review and key judicial decisions;
      To critically examine the role and limitations of the state in regulating family relationships, including an analysis of the interplay between state welfare provision and the organisation of private family life.

      Learning Outcomes

      (LO1) Have acquired a detailed understanding of legal instruments and processes governing family law in England and Wales

      (LO2) Be able to apply legal instruments to practical scenarios

      (LO3) Be able to determine individuals' rights in family law matters, particularly the rights of vulnerable and socially/legally marginalised groups (ex. Children; same sex couples; ethnic minorities).

      (LO4) Have gained a critical perspective of key legal and policy developments in family law and be able to suggest areas for development and reform;

      (LO5) Be able to appreciate the relationship between social policy/state welfare provision and the development of family law.

      (LO6) Understand the impact of human rights on the interpretation and application of family law

      (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

      (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

      (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

    42. Banking Law (LAW317)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
      Aims

      The aims of this module are:

      To ensure that students have a solid knowledge and understanding of the main legal principles and issues of english Banking Law in its social, economic and political context.

      To understand the impact of EU Law in English Banking Law and to have a solid understanding of the reform and developments resulting from EU Law

      To allow students to develop a strong knowledge and research skills base to enable them to recognize the differences between Banking, Contract and Tort Law and appreciate the importance of Banking Law to related specialist Commercial legal subjects

      To develop students skills to work in a team including communication, negotiation and persuasion skills and to work in groups as a participant contributing professionally and effectively to successful completion of the joint task

      Learning Outcomes

      (LO1) Understand the laws applicable to the banker/customer relationship, bank regulation and negotiable instruments and appreciate the practical and legal problems in this area of regulating the banking sector;

      (LO2) Apply substantive law and legal reasoning skills to hypothetical cases;

      (LO3) Understand and appreciate the impact and importance of EU Law in these areas;

      (LO4) Show an awareness at the basic level of economic and government policy behind the  the banking sector;

      (LO5) Analyse, evaluate and form critical judgements on individual cases and statutes;

      (LO6) Use primary and secondary sources of law relating to contract law effectively;

      (LO7) Present coherent and effective argument about issues relating to Banking Law;

      (LO8) Identify and engage with contemporary debates while accurately reporting the law in an area of Banking law;

      (S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

      (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

      (S3) Global citizenship - Relevant economic/political understanding

      (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

      (S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

      (S6) Working in groups and teams - Negotiation skills

      (S7) Research skills - Ethical awareness

      (S8) Working in groups and teams - Group action planning

    43. Security, Conflict and the Law (LAW320)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims
      1. To introduce students to relevant legal and policy frameworks - domestic and international - through which to understand contemporary security challenges, particularly in the context of the United Kingdom. 
      2. To challenge students to realise the interconnection between distinct bodies of law, such as, international human rights law, constitutional and administrative law, criminal law and immigration law in the context of counter-terrorism and national security.

      3. ​To prepare students to understand critically such concepts as terrorism, counter-terrorism, national security and state of emergency

      4. ​​​To enable students to explore the wider context of conflict and security challenges, historically, socially and conceptually. 
      Learning Outcomes​Students will be able to identify relevant domestic and international legal and policy frameworks and explain how these frameworks operate in periods of crisis, for example, in the context of national security and counter-terrorism. 

      ​Students will be able to problematize and discuss in a critical light various terms associated with national security and counter-terrorism, for example, the definition and concept of terrorism.Students will be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding of the history and genesis of emergency powers and be capable of discussing how such powers have been used in the United Kingdom and how they relate to contemporary counter-terrorism. 
      Students should be able to understand, analyse and evaluate national and international strategies for dealing with conflict and security challenges, such as the challenge posed by terrorism.
      Students should be capable of reflecting on the future and the value of human rights in facing challenges to security. 

    44. Clinical Legal Skills - A Law Clinic Module (LAW322)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims

      1.     To provide students with theopportunity to study an area of law and justice in depth through experientialand enquiry based learning by assisting solicitor to proved legal advice tomembers of the public.  Theseopportunities will be provided through the following activities:

      a.     Researching law and procedurerelevant to the client’s problems will develop their ability to identify issueswhich require researching and their ability to retrieve and evaluate accurate,current and relevant information from a range of appropriate sources.

      b.     Drafting a letter of advice toa client (and any other documents necessary to progress the client’s case, forexample forms for court, or letters of complaint,) will develop their abilityto explain legal and procedural rules, apply rules clearly and succinctly inorder to offer a reasoned choice/conclusion.

      c.      Analysis of client cases willdevelop their ability to engage in critical analysis, synthesise relevantdoctrinal, theoretical and policy issues and develop understanding of theprinciples and values of law and justice in context.

       

      2.     To provide students with theopportunity to engage with their own personal, professional and academicdevelopment through reflection, collaborative working, research andself-directed learning.  Theseopportunities will be provided through the following activities:

      a.     Engaging in exercises toidentify their own strengths and weaknesses, in order to set personal targetsfor their own development during the module and to produce a reflectivejournal.

      b.     Working collaboratively inteams or “firms” throughout the module will develop skills including team-work,self-management, problem-solving and professionalism.

      c.      Working on client cases willdevelop legal skills such as drafting, file-management, client interviewing andprofessional conduct.

      d.     Participating in weekly firmsupervisions with regular peer-feedback and supervisor feedback which willdevelop self management, including ability to reflect on their own learning,make effective use of feedback, willingness to acknowledge and correcterrors. 

      e.     Participating in weeklypractical workshops with regular oral presentations will develop students’abilities to communicate both orally and in writing in relation to legalmatters, including an ability to listen and respond to written and oralstimuli.




        Learning Outcomes

        At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to research the law and procedure relevant to client problems and write a research report. 

        At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to advise a client in writing on the courses of action available to them, based on research undertaken.

        ​  At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to critically analyse a client case that you have worked on, taking a theoretical approach to evaluating an aspect of access to justice in Merseyside.

        ​ At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to reflect on your personal, academic and professional development. 

        At the end of the module you will have demonstrated your ability to maintain case files in accordance with the Law Clinic Office Manual and SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct. 

      • Law in Literature and Film (LAW333)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterSecond Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
        Aims

        To equip students with a critical knowledge and understanding of the ways in which the relationship between individuals, law and culture are portrayed in literature and film and the theoretical underpinnings thereof.

        To allow students to improve their contextual skills by enabling them to consider law in its socio, political, economic and cultural context.

        To examine the relationship between aspects of law (metalaw) and the portrayal thereof in literature and film.

        To enable students to develop an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of law, literature and film.

        To foster a critical awareness of socio-legal debates on law and its portrayal in literature and film.

        Learning Outcomes

        Display a critical knowledge and understanding of law in literature and film.

           

        ​Understand the ways in which law is portrayed in both literature and film and the impact of that portrayal upon law itself.

        ​Identify contemporary debates and engage with these while accurately reporting the law in the area.

        ​Analyse the influence of law upon popular culture (through the mediums of literature and film) and the influence of popular culture (through the mediums of literature and film) upon law.

      • Privacy, Surveillance and the Law of Social Media (LAW341)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterSecond Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
        Aims
      • To examine the logic and rationale of privacy and data protection (as set out in the UK, EU and other international instruments).

      • To assess the policy and practical significance of the Internet, social media and communication tools for regulation.​
      • To identify and critically appraise the potential of the Internet and new communication technologies to both undermine and enhance privacy values and norms​
      • Learning OutcomesIdentify and discuss key privacy and data protection concepts, articulate their rationale and relevance within policy, commercial and political settings.Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of digital information and the practical implications of technological convergence for managing personal information and threats to privacy, particularly in the context of online social media networks and communication services.​Explain the interaction of legal norms with the regulatory effects of IT and other non-legal instruments, such as sectoral codes of practice.​Evaluate the key debates and assess the potential of the Internet and new communication technologies to both undermine and enhance privacy values and norms.​
      • Principles of International Law (LAW353)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterFirst Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
        Aims

        The module provides students with an in-depth specialist knowledge of the principles and structure of international law, with special emphasis on law-making processes;

        Critical tools for an understanding of the interaction of political and legal factors in the conduct of international relations;

        Ability to identify the law and apply it correctly to hypothetical scenarios informed by major doctrinal and policy concerns;

        Ability to undertake independent research and reflect on today’s most debated theoretical and practical issue in the field;

        Ability to construct coherent legal arguments orally and in writing;

        Ability to interpret and evaluate international legal materials against the backdrop of multiple international, regional and domestic legal and policy frameworks.

        Learning Outcomes

        (LO1) A critical understanding and knowledge of the principles that form the basis of the law governing inter-state relations

        (LO2) An ability to identify complex international legal issues and problems including those suitable for further research

        (LO3) An ability to work effectively with all relevant primary and secondary international legal sources, including complex materials, and to inform and develop understanding of a given topic

        (LO4) An awareness of the interaction of political and legal factors in the conduct of international relations

        (LO5) An ability to apply legal knowledge to complex situations including those involving doctrinal disputes over the theory and practice of international law, and to offer own reasoned views over such legal disputes

        (LO6) An ability to construct coherent legal arguments orally and in writing

        (LO7) An ability to undertake independent research, and to think critically about international legal issues

        (LO8) An ability to interpret and evaluate international legal materials within the wider context of international relations and domestic practices

        (S1) Conduct independent research and critical analysis

        (S2) Problem Solving

        (S3) Verbal communication and reasoning

        (S4) Effective legal reasoning

      • Law and Economics (LAW355)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterFirst Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
        Aims

        To increase students'' critical engagement with law by introducing them to an alternative viewpoint offered by economics. Other modules question whether the law is fair or just. In this module we ask whether the law is efficient and if not how we can make it more efficient. 

        To improve students'' communication skills by introducing them to the terminology and methological toolkit of another discipline. Due to the increasingly complex economic aspect of legal conflicts, many law firms and other institutions involved in law enforcement employ economists in addition to lawyers. 

        To communicate more effectively with economists with whom they are likely to work together in the future.

        Learning Outcomes​​​Student awareness ofbasic economics concepts, such as efficiency, externalities, collective actionproblems, principal-agent problems, moral hazard, information asymmetries, expost and ex ante, game theory and transaction costs.

        ​Student awareness of the key objectives and functions of economics as a discipline. More specifically at the end of the module, students should be aware that economics deals with all kinds of human behaviour, thus, it might be helpful in the explanation and solution of all kinds of legal problems, including those in public law subjects.​ Thus contrary to the common assumption, economics is not only about markets and commercial activities.

        ​Student appreciation that using economic concepts in a simple way may contribute to the strength of legal argumentation. Thus, students should be aware that the module does not only engage in a theoretical debate, but skills developed in this course will be highly relevant and useful in their professional life.​ ​Student sensitivity to spot the aspects of economics involved in daily life situations and the strength of economic concepts in explaining those situations.​
      • Advertising Law and Consumer Protection in Europe (LAW356)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterFirst Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
        Aims
      • If advertising offers significant opportunities for EU market integration, it also presents a range of complex challenges for consumer protection. The aim of this module is to determine the extent to which advertising has been regulated in Europe at both EU and national level to strike a balance between the potentially competing objectives of consumer protection and market integration.

      • ​More specifically, this module is intended to provide an in-depth understanding of the different interests which advertising law should take into account (from economic to other considerations, including public health, consumer, child and fundamental rights concerns).

      • Advertising law also provides interesting insights into the relationship between the EU and national legal orders. In particular, the question arises whether the EU is better placed than its individual Member States to regulate unfair commercial practices and advertising more specifically. One of the aims of this module will therefore be to discuss the scope of EU powers in this field and how it should exercise them.

      • Advertising law develops very rapidly. However, there are very few textbooks devoted specifically to this specific area of the law. Another aim of this module will therefore be to engage with a broad range of policy documents and assess both their practical and theoretical relevance, with a view to bridging the gap between academia and practice. In particular, we will focus on specific case studies in order to engage in-depth with topical issues, whilst extracting more general principles of EU advertising law which could potentially apply to a range of other case studies and provide a sound theoretical understanding of EU advertising law.

      • Learning Outcomes

        Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the legal principles underpinning the developing policies at EU and national level on advertising law and consumer protection;

        ​Show a good understanding of the relevant social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, ethical, scientific and cultural contexts within which regulatory instruments can be used to regulate advertising and protect consumers in Europe;

        ​Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relationship between EU law and national law on advertising law and consumer protection;

        ​Locate and handle appropriate legal and non-legal materials; and

        ​Carry out research on European advertising and consumer protection laws and policies

      Year Three Compulsory Modules

      • Privacy, Surveillance and the Law of Social Media (LAW341)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterSecond Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
        Aims
      • To examine the logic and rationale of privacy and data protection (as set out in the UK, EU and other international instruments).

      • To assess the policy and practical significance of the Internet, social media and communication tools for regulation.​
      • To identify and critically appraise the potential of the Internet and new communication technologies to both undermine and enhance privacy values and norms​
      • Learning OutcomesIdentify and discuss key privacy and data protection concepts, articulate their rationale and relevance within policy, commercial and political settings.Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of digital information and the practical implications of technological convergence for managing personal information and threats to privacy, particularly in the context of online social media networks and communication services.​Explain the interaction of legal norms with the regulatory effects of IT and other non-legal instruments, such as sectoral codes of practice.​Evaluate the key debates and assess the potential of the Internet and new communication technologies to both undermine and enhance privacy values and norms.​
      • Company Law (LAW029)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterFirst Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
        Aims

        This module examines those aspects of Company Law which provide the legal framework for businesses and regulate their legal environment. It views Company Law from the perspective of those who form and manage the company.

        Learning OutcomesAcquire a critical understanding of the laws applicable to the formation, establishment and management of a registered company;

        Gain an in-depth appreciation the practical and legal implicationsof contractual capacity and the consequences of artificial legal entity issuesrelating to management of the company and protection of minority shareholders. ​

        ​Show an awareness and appreciation at the basic level of policy relating to Company Law in its context;

        Critically apply the law to factual situations in their social and legal context;

        ​Research the relevant laws, electronically and on paper so that a familiarity with academic and professional literature is acquired; ​

        ​Present an effective argument in examinations, formative assessments, seminar sessions; 

        ​Understand and appreciate the impact and importance of EU Law and domestic laws in these areas.

      • Criminal Evidence (LAW033)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterFirst Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
        Aims
      • ·    To cultivate a knowledge and understanding of the rationale and development of the law governing criminal evidence, specifically the operation and admissibility of evidence in criminal cases.


      • ·       To foster an ability to appreciate the significance of those rules of evidence for defendants in criminal cases.

      • ·  To develop competence in critically evaluating the law governing the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases.

      • ​To assist in the capacity to apply the law on criminal evidence to hypothetical situations in an effective manner.

        ·    

      • To inculcate additional electronic and bibliographic research skills, particular the ability to research the law of evidence and the policies underlying specific rules of evidence.

      • To aid students in the presentation of legal and critical argument re: criminal evidence both orally and in writing.

      • Learning Outcomes

        ·     hHave a reasonably good theoretical and doctrinal appreciation of criminal evidence principles.


        ·        extractthe relevant law on criminal evidence from legislation and case law.

        ·     tTrace the development of the law on criminal evidence through legislation and case law.

        ·        demonstrateorally and in writing a thorough knowledge and understanding of the generalprinciples of criminal evidence.

        ·      applytheir knowledge of the law on criminal evidence to hypothetical factualsituations.

        ·        identifygaps and ambiguities in the law on criminal evidence.

        ·     usetraditional and electronic sources of material.

        ·     participatein group work.

        ​      reflecton their understanding of the syllabus and use feedback to develop the qualityof their work.

        ·        completespecified tasks with direction from academic staff.

      • Medical Law and Ethics 1 (LAW051)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterFirst Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
        Aims
      • To examine the interaction between medical practice and the law and the fundamental legal principles governing the doctor-patient relationship.

      • ​To offer a detailed consideration of the legal principles regulating compensation of victims of medical accidents, consent to medical treatment and the confidentiality of the doctor-patient relationship.

      • ​To consider basic principles of medical ethics and their application 

      • Learning Outcomes

        knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of Medical Law and detailed knowledge of the law in some key areas

        ​a basic understanding of the context in which medicine is practised in the UK and the impact of legal rules on the practice of medicine

        ​a basic understanding of the ethical issues involved in particular areas of medical practice, such as consent to treatment

        An ability to identify correctly and apply the law and ethical principles to hypothetical facts​

        ​An ability to adopt a critical perspective to existing legal rules and/or practices, and to identify constructive suggestions for reform

      • Medical Law and Ethics II (LAW052)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterSecond Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
        Aims

        To examine the interaction between the law, ethics and medical and scientific practice.

        To develop students' ability to appreciate how the fundamental principles of law dealt with in Medical Law and Ethics I are developed and re-shaped in light of novel technological and medical developments

        To enable students to understand the relevant case-law, clinical literature, statutory materials and their relationship to ethical debate

        Learning Outcomes

        (LO1) An ability to adopt a critical perspective to existing legal rules and/or practices, and to identify constructive suggestions for reform

        (LO2) An ability to identify correctly and apply the law and ethical principles to hypothetical fact

        (LO3) An understanding of the legal and ethical issues involved in particular areas of medical practice.

        (LO4) The ability to engage in reasoned arguments in a field of study which arouses strong emotions and arrive at independent conclusions.

        (LO5) An appreciation of long standing and new challenges which have arisen in the medico-legal arena from a regulatory and ethical perspective as well as from a purely legal perspective.

        (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

        (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

        (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

      • Administrative Justice (LAW315)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterFirst Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting40:60
        Aims

        To consider and evaluate extra-judicial means for redress of people's complaints and challenges to governmental or public bodies focussing upon the techniques (and the associated institutions) of complaint, investigation, adjudication and alternative dispute resolution methods used in administrative justice;
        To consider how lessons may be learned from redress so as to improve both initial decision-making and redress;
        To consider if the 'system' approach provides a better understanding of the arrangments, institutions and  techniques of administrative justice.

        Learning Outcomes

        (LO1) To demonstrate a critical understanding of the  techniques and their objectives used in extra-judicial redress of people's grievances against governmental and public bodies and in learning the lessons so as to improve initial decision-making and administration

        (LO2) To demonstrate a critical understanding of the contexts of these techniques including the perspectives of all of the stake-holders, and the implications for the public interest.

        (LO3) To be able to evaluate critically the respective strengths and weaknesses of of the United Kingdom's administrative justice system in an international comparison

        (LO4) To demonstrate some understanding of observation in empirical research

        (S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

        (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

        (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Influencing skills – argumentation

        (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

        (S5) Time and project management - Personal organisation

        (S6) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

        (S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

        (S8) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

        (S9) Research skills - All Information skills

      • Family Law (LAW316)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterSecond Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
        Aims

        Provide students with an introduction to key aspects of family law in England and Wales in the context of both public and private proceedings;
        To explore how the law defines ‘family’;
        To highlight the extent to which the law accommodates different family forms and interpersonal relationships in the light of cultural, religious and social variables;
        To consider the impact of human rights on the development and interpretation of family law;
        To critically examine key features of and developments in family law in England and Wales, including an analysis of the ongoing family justice review and key judicial decisions;
        To critically examine the role and limitations of the state in regulating family relationships, including an analysis of the interplay between state welfare provision and the organisation of private family life.

        Learning Outcomes

        (LO1) Have acquired a detailed understanding of legal instruments and processes governing family law in England and Wales

        (LO2) Be able to apply legal instruments to practical scenarios

        (LO3) Be able to determine individuals' rights in family law matters, particularly the rights of vulnerable and socially/legally marginalised groups (ex. Children; same sex couples; ethnic minorities).

        (LO4) Have gained a critical perspective of key legal and policy developments in family law and be able to suggest areas for development and reform;

        (LO5) Be able to appreciate the relationship between social policy/state welfare provision and the development of family law.

        (LO6) Understand the impact of human rights on the interpretation and application of family law

        (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

        (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

        (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

      • Banking Law (LAW317)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterSecond Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
        Aims

        The aims of this module are:

        To ensure that students have a solid knowledge and understanding of the main legal principles and issues of english Banking Law in its social, economic and political context.

        To understand the impact of EU Law in English Banking Law and to have a solid understanding of the reform and developments resulting from EU Law

        To allow students to develop a strong knowledge and research skills base to enable them to recognize the differences between Banking, Contract and Tort Law and appreciate the importance of Banking Law to related specialist Commercial legal subjects

        To develop students skills to work in a team including communication, negotiation and persuasion skills and to work in groups as a participant contributing professionally and effectively to successful completion of the joint task

        Learning Outcomes

        (LO1) Understand the laws applicable to the banker/customer relationship, bank regulation and negotiable instruments and appreciate the practical and legal problems in this area of regulating the banking sector;

        (LO2) Apply substantive law and legal reasoning skills to hypothetical cases;

        (LO3) Understand and appreciate the impact and importance of EU Law in these areas;

        (LO4) Show an awareness at the basic level of economic and government policy behind the  the banking sector;

        (LO5) Analyse, evaluate and form critical judgements on individual cases and statutes;

        (LO6) Use primary and secondary sources of law relating to contract law effectively;

        (LO7) Present coherent and effective argument about issues relating to Banking Law;

        (LO8) Identify and engage with contemporary debates while accurately reporting the law in an area of Banking law;

        (S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

        (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

        (S3) Global citizenship - Relevant economic/political understanding

        (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

        (S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

        (S6) Working in groups and teams - Negotiation skills

        (S7) Research skills - Ethical awareness

        (S8) Working in groups and teams - Group action planning

      • Commercial Law (LAW318)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterFirst Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
        Aims
      • To stimulate the academic and practical interest of students in a challenging area of law.

      • ​To encourage and develop analytical thinking, using comparative study of legal authority where relevant.

      • ​To enable the creation of effective solutions to (legally and factually) complex problems.

      • ​To develop an effective argument, soundly based in critical analysis of the law both orally and in writing.

      • ​To develop detailed knowledge of the law in all areas.

      • Learning Outcomes

        Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of commercial law principles affecting a sale of goods transaction.

        ​Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of commercial law principles as they apply to the agent-principal relationship.

        ​Demonstrate awareness of the practical implications for individuals of the operation of commercial law.

        ​Develop a capacity to work independently to solve complex legal problems.

        ​Use and understand complex statutory material, case law, and academic writing.

        ​Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of commercial law as a whole and in discrete topics.

        ​Demonstrate an understanding of suitable legal reforms from both economic and social perspectives.

      • Clinical Legal Skills - A Law Clinic Module (LAW321)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterFirst Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
        Aims

        1.      To provide students with the opportunity to study an area of law and justice in depth through experiential and enquiry based learning by assisting solicitor to proved legal advice to members of the public.  These opportunities will be provided through the following activities:

        a.      Researching law and procedure relevant to the client’s problems will develop their ability to identify issues which require researching and their ability to retrieve and evaluate accurate, current and relevant information from a range of appropriate sources.

        b.      Drafting a letter of advice to a client (and any other documents necessary to progress the client’s case, for example forms for court, or letters of complaint,) will develop their ability to explain legal and procedural rules, apply rules clearly and succinctly in order to offer a reasoned choice/conclusion.

        c.       Analysis of client cases will develop their ability to engage in critical analysis, synthesise relevant doctrinal, theoretical and policy issues and develop understanding of the principles and values of law and justice in context.

         

        2.      To provide students with the opportunity to engage with their own personal, professional and academic development through reflection, collaborative working, research and self-directed learning. These opportunities will be provided through the following activities:

        a.      Engaging in exercises to identify their own strengths and weaknesses, in order to set personal targets for their own development during the module and to produce a reflective journal.

        b.      Working collaboratively in teams or “firms” throughout the module will develop skills including team-work, self-management, problem-solving and professionalism.

        c.       Working on client cases will develop legal skills such as drafting, file-management, client interviewing and professional conduct.

        d.      Participating in weekly firm supervisions with regular peer-feedback and supervisor feedback which will develop self management, including ability to reflect on their own learning, make effective use of feedback, willingness to acknowledge and correct errors. 

        e.      Participating in weekly practical workshops with regular oral presentations will develop students’ abilities to communicate both orally and in writing in relation to legal matters, including an ability to listen and respond to written and oral stimuli.

        Learning OutcomesAt the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to research the law and procedure relevant to client problems and write a research report. At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to advise a client in writing on the courses of action available to them, based on research undertaken. At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to critically analyse a client case that you have worked on, taking a theoretical approach to evaluating an aspect of access to justice in Merseyside.  At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to reflect on your personal, academic and professional development. 

        ​​​At the end of the module you will have demonstrated your ability to maintain case files in accordance with the Law Clinic Office Manual and SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct.  

      • Clinical Legal Skills - A Law Clinic Module (LAW322)
        Level3
        Credit level15
        SemesterSecond Semester
        Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
        Aims

        1.     To provide students with theopportunity to study an area of law and justice in depth through experientialand enquiry based learning by assisting solicitor to proved legal advice tomembers of the public.  Theseopportunities will be provided through the following activities:

        a.     Researching law and procedurerelevant to the client’s problems will develop their ability to identify issueswhich require researching and their ability to retrieve and evaluate accurate,current and relevant information from a range of appropriate sources.

        b.     Drafting a letter of advice toa client (and any other documents necessary to progress the client’s case, forexample forms for court, or letters of complaint,) will develop their abilityto explain legal and procedural rules, apply rules clearly and succinctly inorder to offer a reasoned choice/conclusion.

        c.      Analysis of client cases willdevelop their ability to engage in critical analysis, synthesise relevantdoctrinal, theoretical and policy issues and develop understanding of theprinciples and values of law and justice in context.

         

        2.     To provide students with theopportunity to engage with their own personal, professional and academicdevelopment through reflection, collaborative working, research andself-directed learning.  Theseopportunities will be provided through the following activities:

        a.     Engaging in exercises toidentify their own strengths and weaknesses, in order to set personal targetsfor their own development during the module and to produce a reflectivejournal.

        b.     Working collaboratively inteams or “firms” throughout the module will develop skills including team-work,self-management, problem-solving and professionalism.

        c.      Working on client cases willdevelop legal skills such as drafting, file-management, client interviewing andprofessional conduct.

        d.     Participating in weekly firmsupervisions with regular peer-feedback and supervisor feedback which willdevelop self management, including ability to reflect on their own learning,make effective use of feedback, willingness to acknowledge and correcterrors. 

        e.     Participating in weeklypractical workshops with regular oral presentations will develop students’abilities to communicate both orally and in writing in relation to legalmatters, including an ability to listen and respond to written and oralstimuli.




          Learning Outcomes

          At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to research the law and procedure relevant to client problems and write a research report. 

          At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to advise a client in writing on the courses of action available to them, based on research undertaken.

          ​  At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to critically analyse a client case that you have worked on, taking a theoretical approach to evaluating an aspect of access to justice in Merseyside.

          ​ At the end of the module you will have demonstrated an ability to reflect on your personal, academic and professional development. 

          At the end of the module you will have demonstrated your ability to maintain case files in accordance with the Law Clinic Office Manual and SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct. 

        • Jurisprudence (LAW332)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          This module aims to give students an understanding of the basic problems of jurisprudence.

          At the same time the module will introduce students to the work of some of the most important authors in legal theory. Particular emphasis will be given to the detailed study of some of the most influential modern legal theorists, H.L.A. Hart, Lon Fuller, and Ronald Dworkin.

          Students will also be introduced to some of the crucial contemporary concerns of legal philosophy, and in particular, the relationship between the rule of law, rights and democracy.

          Learning Outcomes

          (LO1) To demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the central concerns of jurisprudence;

          (LO2) To reflect upon and analyse critically the main arguments in the discourse about the concept of law and its relationship to morality;

          (LO3) To demonstrate a critical understanding of models and theories as to the internal structure of law;

          (LO4) To demonstrate a critical understanding of the work, in particular, of H.L.A. Hart, Lon Fuller and Ronald Dworkin;

          (LO5) To demonstrate an ability to evaluate competing conceptions of the role of law in a democratic state.

          (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

          (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

          (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

          (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

          (S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

          (S6) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Influencing skills – argumentation

          (S7) Research skills - All Information skills

          (S8) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

        • Intellectual Property Law I: Copyright, Designs and Enforcement of Ip Rights (LAW338)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterFirst Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims
        • Presenting the respective IP rights.

        • Allow students to evaluate whether conditions under which they can be obtained are fulfilled in a real life case.

          ​​

        • ​Prepare students to enforce IP rights in the real world.

        • Learning OutcomesDemonstrate knowledgeand understanding of the basic rules relating to copyright, designs andenforcement of intellectual property rights. 

          ​​​Demonstrate detailed knowledge of and the ability to critically evaluate the law regarding the above mentioned intellectual property rights​

          ​​

          ​Appreciate the social context and underlying policy issues in this area of law and the influences they exert​

          ​Show an awareness of the practical implications for individuals and corporations of the operation of the abovementioned intellectual property rights​

          ​Research the relevant laws, electronically and on paper and present an effective argument, soundly based in critical analysis of the law in its social and policy context both orally and in writing​

          ​Be able to complete specified tasks and case studies with minimal direction or input through formal instruction prior to preparing such tasks​

        • Intellectual Property Law II: Trade Marks, Passing Off and Patents (LAW339)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims
        • Presenting the respective IP rights.

        • Allow students to evaluate whether conditions under which they can be obtained are fulfilled in a real life case.

          ​​

        • ​Prepare students to enforce these IP rights in the real world.

        • Learning Outcomes

          Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic rules relating to trade marks, patents and the law of passing off​ 

          ​​​Demonstrate detailed knowledge of and the ability to critically evaluate the law regarding the above mentioned intellectual property rights​​

          ​​

          ​Appreciate the social context and underlying policy issues in this area of law and the influences they exert​​

          ​Show an awareness of the practical implications for individuals and corporations of the operation of the abovementioned intellectual property rights​

          ​Research the relevant laws, electronically and on paper and present an effective argument, soundly based in critical analysis of the law in its social and policy context both orally and in writing​

          ​​​​​​Be able to complete specified tasks and case studies with minimal direction or input through formal instruction prior to preparing such tasks​​

        • Principles of International Law (LAW353)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterFirst Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          The module provides students with an in-depth specialist knowledge of the principles and structure of international law, with special emphasis on law-making processes;

          Critical tools for an understanding of the interaction of political and legal factors in the conduct of international relations;

          Ability to identify the law and apply it correctly to hypothetical scenarios informed by major doctrinal and policy concerns;

          Ability to undertake independent research and reflect on today’s most debated theoretical and practical issue in the field;

          Ability to construct coherent legal arguments orally and in writing;

          Ability to interpret and evaluate international legal materials against the backdrop of multiple international, regional and domestic legal and policy frameworks.

          Learning Outcomes

          (LO1) A critical understanding and knowledge of the principles that form the basis of the law governing inter-state relations

          (LO2) An ability to identify complex international legal issues and problems including those suitable for further research

          (LO3) An ability to work effectively with all relevant primary and secondary international legal sources, including complex materials, and to inform and develop understanding of a given topic

          (LO4) An awareness of the interaction of political and legal factors in the conduct of international relations

          (LO5) An ability to apply legal knowledge to complex situations including those involving doctrinal disputes over the theory and practice of international law, and to offer own reasoned views over such legal disputes

          (LO6) An ability to construct coherent legal arguments orally and in writing

          (LO7) An ability to undertake independent research, and to think critically about international legal issues

          (LO8) An ability to interpret and evaluate international legal materials within the wider context of international relations and domestic practices

          (S1) Conduct independent research and critical analysis

          (S2) Problem Solving

          (S3) Verbal communication and reasoning

          (S4) Effective legal reasoning

        • International Law in Current Affairs (LAW354)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          International law knowledge: This module will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the complex international legal questions that make the headlines;

          Interrelationship between law and politics knowledge: Students will learn to demonstrate and critically evaluate how law and politics interrelate and how issues of globalisation are incorporated into the international legal language;

          Critical analysis of media and international law: The module will also encourage students to take a step back and critically analyse why it is that international law seems to be focussed on crises that make headlines;

          Through the means of recognising and ranking complex issues, a further site of enquiry will be the question of whether there is also an every-day international law that is not discussed in the news?

          Understanding doctrine and theory: The module will analyse the relationship between doctrine (treaties, statutes) and theory in international law. It will encourage an employment of critical legal theory to understand some of the power struggles of international law.

          Learning Outcomes

          (LO1) Identify and critically assess international legal debates in current affairs;

          (LO2) Understand how current affairs themselves impact on international law;

          (LO3) Critically analyse the predominant international legal issues prevalent in current affairs debates with reference to specific key issue-areas (e.g. the ‘war on terror’ in general and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in particular, the ‘Arab Spring’ in general and the arrest warrant of Muammar Gaddafi in particular) and primary and secondary sources;

          (LO4) Question and assess the emphasis of crises in international law and identify issues that are a concern to international law but do not make the headlines;

          (LO5) Present a news item, in a group, in its international legal context;

          (LO6) Speak elloquently about the complexitities of international law in current affairs, and the available sources

          (S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

          (S2) Improving own learning/performance - Self-awareness/self-analysis

          (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

          (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

          (S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Influencing skills – argumentation

          (S6) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

          (S7) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Communicating for audience

          (S8) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Media analysis

          (S9) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

          (S10) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

          (S11) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

          (S12) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

          (S13) Working in groups and teams - Group action planning

          (S14) Working in groups and teams - Time management

          (S15) Information skills - Critical reading

          (S16) Information skills - Information accessing:[Locating relevant information] [Identifying and evaluating information sources]

          (S17) Global citizenship - Cultural awareness

          (S18) Global citizenship - Relevant economic/political understanding

          (S19) Global citizenship - Ethical awareness

          (S20) Global citizenship - Understanding of equality and diversity

        • Children's Rights Debates (LAW358)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterFirst Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:0
          Aims

          To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal and theoretical framework underpinning children's rights. To provide students with an appreciation of the challenges (practical/ethical) of applying children's rights standards in practice. To provide a platform for critical and informed interrogation of a range of contemporary children's rights questions.

          Learning Outcomes

          (LO1) Students will have a thorough understanding of international, European and domestic law governing children's rights in different contexts and of the main theories underpinning children's rights. They will also be able to identify the procedural mechanisms that children can use to enforce their rights.

          (LO2) Students will be able to critically interrogate a range of contemporary children's rights questions in the light of the legal, theoretical and research framework.

          (LO3) Students will have a strong appreciation of the highly contested nature of children's rights in certain contexts, and the problems associated with applying universal human rights standards in diverse settings.

          (LO4) Students will be able to present their arguments around contemporary children's rights questions orally and in writing, in a succinct, well-informed and critical manner. They will be able to respond to questions and challenges and to reflect on open debates.

          (S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

          (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

          (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

          (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

          (S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Influencing skills – argumentation

          (S6) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Influencing skills – persuading

          (S7) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Following instructions/protocols/procedures

          (S8) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

          (S9) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Communicating for audience

          (S10) Time and project management - Personal organisation

        • The Uk's Withdrawal From the Eu (LAW325)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          ​This module aims to:

          • Give students the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and consider critically, the emerging decisions and processes necessary to effect the UK''s withdrawal from the European Union.
          • Give students an opportunity to further develop and refine their skills of critical reasoning, project and time management, and legal writing.
          • Provide a flexible, engaging environment in wich students can develop their own research into Brexit.
          Learning Outcomes

          ​At the end of the module, you will be able to cond​uct research into complex concepts at the intersection of Public Law and European Law

          ​At the end of the module, you will be able to review and abstract relevant materials in carrying out research on a set topic

          At the end of the module, you will be able to make reasoned and evidence-based judgements in a complex and uncertain area of law

          ​At the end of the module, you will be able to describe, and critically analyse, some of the challenge​s posed by the UK leaving the EU

        • Asylum and Immigration Law (LAW335)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterFirst Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting10:90
          Aims

          This module explores the rapidly evolving law on asylum and immigration in the UK, with an emphasis on the law''s interaction with wider contemporary debates on migration.

          Learning Outcomes

          To demonstrate and understanding of, and an ability to critically analyse, the law on asylum and immigration in the UK;

          To show an appreciation of the interrelationship between provisions at international, EU and domestic level;

          To understand the practical implications of this legal framework on the lived experiences of a range of migrants in the UK;

          To situate the law on immigration and asylum within its broader sociological, political and historical context;

          To use an appropriate range of legal resources (including electronic) to carry out independent research into asylum and immigration law.

        • The Regulation of Emerging Technologies: Law, Ethics and Governance (LAW342)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterFirst Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          ​1. To examine key concepts and techniques for regulation.

          2. To explore the role of law and its limits as an instrument for regulation against the background of emerging technologies and innovations.

          3. To identify and appraise the ethical and legal questions raised by rapid technological changes and innovations.

          4. To critically reflect on the impact of economic and social goals for regulatory choices and responses.
          Learning Outcomes

          ​Students will acquire relevant knowledge and understanding of key regulatory concepts, techniques and processes.

          ​Students will be able to recognise the conditions which influence the regulatory options being chosen.

          ​Students will have greater awareness of the role and limits of law as an instrument for regulation.  

          ​Students will be able to identify and critically assess the legitimacy of regulatory responses to emerging technologies and innovations.

          ​Students will be familiar with regulatory responses from other jurisdictions such as the United States, Australia and the European Union.

        • Contemporary Issues in Migration Law (LAW345)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          This module aims to:·         Use a series of contemporary issues to explore in-depth the UK’s legal regulation of migration;·         Offer insights into the relationship between legal regulation of migration and the wider social, political, economic and cultural context;·         Encourage students to explore the influence of international and European frameworks on national and local legal regulation;·         Promote critical analysis of the status of migrants in UK law using social justice perspectives.
          Learning Outcomes

          Show an advanced understanding of the law relating to asylum and immigration in its UK, European and global context.

          Think critically about complex issues in immigration law, including: the impact of immigration law on individuals; the political and economic factors which shape immigration law; the fluidity and complexity of immigration status(es).

          Demonstrate an ability to research independently in the field of immigration and asylum law.

          Synthesise a range of complex sources and present a clear argument to a particular audience.

        • The Law of the European Convention On Human Rights 1 (LAW362)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterFirst Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
          Aims

          Provide an understanding of the institutional structure of the European Court of Human Rights and admissibility of complaints. Students will be able to critically analyse the developments in case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

          Provide an understanding of key doctrinal concepts adopted by the European Court of Human Rights.

          Provide an introduction to substantive rights, such as right to life, prohibition of torture and degrading treatment, prohibition of slavery, right to privacy and freedom of religion.
          Learning Outcomes

          ​Students will be able to identify ,define and critically analyse the core doctrinal concepts of the European Court of Human Rights and substantive concepts of the ECHR.

          Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the themes and trends in the case law.

          Students will be able to apply rules and standards of ECHR law to real life situations.

          Students will develop critical understanding of approaches to interpretation of the Convention.

        • Transnational Criminal Law (LAW363)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims
          1. To introduce students to key theoretical concepts, principles of, and policy debates surrounding transnational criminal law.
          2. To develop knowledge and awareness of the strengths and limitations of currentl legal and policy responses to transnational crime.
          3. To encourage and develop independent research skills into specific issues and crimes of transnational criminal law.
          4. To stimulate critical thinking, challenging students to explore the wider social, political, andcultural context of transnational crime.
          Learning Outcomes

          ​Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of main concepts, principles of, and policy considerations surrounding transnational criminal law.

          ​Demonstrate a critical awareness of current theoretical, doctrinal, and political debates in transnational criminal law.

          ​Develop the ability to evaluate, synthesise and critically analyse information from primary, secondary and electronic sources.

          Demonstrate the ability to formulate reasoned arguments and critical opinions based on independent research.

        • Public Health Law and Non-communicable Disease Prevention (LAW368)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          ​The aims of the module will be:

          - To develop a critical understanding of a numebr of topical issues of public health law, with a specific focus on non-communicable (NCD) prevention, in a global context.

          - To develop an appreciation of the legal and ethical issues that arise when utilising law as a public health tool for NCD prevention.

          - To crically assess the legal interventions that public policymakers have at their disposal for contributing to NCD prevention.

          - To reflect on how evidence derived from related fields of sudy, such as epidemiology, psychology, behavioural economics and other social sciences can be used to support the development of effective NCD prevention strategies.

          Learning Outcomes

          Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the control regimes for NCD risk factors

          ​Identify and critically analyse the ethical issues arising from efforts to use law to prevent NCDs

          ​Understand and critically appraise the national and international policy processes through which NCD prevention law is made

          ​Understand and critically evaluate the theoretical frameworks for effective legal governance and intervention in the field of NCD prevention.

          ​Demonstrate a critical knoweldge of the multifaceted legal and policy problems inherent in using law as a tool of NCD prevention

        • Access to Justice and Welfare Rights Advice Placements Semester 2 (LAW369)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          Students will develop legal advice-giving skills through undertaking tasks within a practical context.

          Students will apply academic or theoretical knowledge within a practical context.

          Students will develop an understanding of issues relating to access to justice issues and their impact.

          Learning Outcomes

          (LO1) On completion of module, students will have the skills to interview clients, research and analyse the relevant law and present this in legal writing.

          (LO2) Demonstrate a critical understanding of the services offered by the organisation and the broader sector in the context of access to justice.

          (LO3) Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts of and current issues related to access to justice.

          (LO4) To identify the connection between academic or theoretical knowledge and its practical application.

          (S1) Problem Solving Skills

          (S2) Communication Skills

          (S3) Ethical Awareness

          (S4) Teamwork

          (S5) Adaptability

          (S6) Organisational Skills

        • Debates in Charity Law (LAW377)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          To stimulate the academic interest of students and develop knowledge and skills in a complex area of law.

          To enhance general legal and transferable skills in the context of the subject area.

          To apply theoretical knowledge within a practical context, via student-led debate and group tasks.

          To develop materials and undertake tasks within a practical context.

          Learning Outcomes

          Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts of the law related to charities.

          ​Research the relevant laws and policy and present an effective argument, based in critical analysis of the law in its social and policy context.

          ​Demonstrate understanding of the practical implications of charity law for organisations.

          ​Use and interpret complex legal statutory material, case law and academic writing.

        • International Investment Protection Law (LAW378)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          ​1. To stimulate the academic and practical interest of students in an increasingly important and challenging area of law.

          2. To encourage and develop analytical thinking.

          3. To foster students'' ability to create effective solutions to legally and factually complex problems.

          4. To develop students'' capacity to construct an effective argument, soundly based in critical analysis of the law

          5. To cultivate a range of fundamental legal and transferable skills.


          Learning Outcomes

          ​Use and understand complex legal texts, case law, and academic writing to identify solutions for law and policy issues arising from the application of international investment law

          ​Develop a sound and critical understanding of the institutional and normative foundations of international investment law

          ​Critically appraise international investment law from the perspective of different groups of states, business interests and other stakeholders

          Critically evaluate the role and existing scope of investor-state dispute settlement, particularly in light of growing criticisms of free trade agreements such as TTIP and CETA.

          ​Demonstrate an ability to create and present arguments defending and/or criticising international investment law 

        • Law of the European Convention On Human Rights 2 (LAW379)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          ​Provide an understanding of the key concepts determining the effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights such as legitimacy, sovereignty, authority and responsibility.

          Provide a detailed outline of substantive rights, such as freedom of expression and association, right to private property, right to free elections and prohibition of discrimination.

          Provide an opportunity to critically analyse the reform of the European Court of Human Rights

          Foster the students'' engagement with relevant literature on the topic.

          Learning Outcomes

          Students will be able todemonstrate their understanding of the Law of the European Convention on HumanRights by identifying, defining and critically analysing various doctrinalconcepts of the European Court of Human Rights including legitimacy anduniversality) building on knowledge acquired in LAW362​

          ​Studentswill be able to articulate and critically analyse themes and trends from thecase law of the Court. 

          ​Students will be able to apply complex rules and standards of ECHR law to real life situations.

          Studentswill demonstrate a critical understanding of approaches to interpretation ofthe Convention, building on understanding of key concepts gained in LAW362,such as the margin of appreciation and autonomous interpretation.​

          ​ Studentswill be able to critically analyse the reform of the European Court of HumanRights

        • Contemporary Issues in the Law of Business Enterprise (LAW382)
          Level3
          Credit level15
          SemesterSecond Semester
          Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
          Aims

          The module aims to enhance the knowledge and skill set of students seeking to work both in and around business enterprises and corporations, imparting broad understanding and awareness of the most pressing legal issues relevant to the operations and strategy of modern enterprises. It aims to give students an opportunity to further develop and refine their skills of research, critical reasoning, project and time management, and legal writing relevant to the topic. It will enable them to provide enlightened, social and ethical leadership and management, supported by an understanding of the sustainability of long-term, socially responsive business models, underpinned by comprehension of the historical evolution and likely future direction of the business environment

          Learning Outcomes

          (LO1) At the end of the module, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of emerging legal frameworks as they affect corporations

          (LO2) At the end of the module, you will be able to conduct research into complex concepts at the intersection of business law, corporate governance, and corporate culture

          (LO3) At the end of the module, you will be able to make reasoned and evidence-based judgements in a complex and rapidly evolving area of law

          (LO4) At the end of the module, you will be able to articulate the risks involved for business enterprises when operating in complex and high-risk environments

          (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

          (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

          (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

          (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Research

        The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.