Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Legal Systems and Skills for BA Law
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Mutually Exclusive
LA15710, GF14720, LA34720, GF14230, LA14230, GF34230, LA34230
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 30 Hours total
Seminars / Tutorials 6 hours total. 3 x 1 hour per semester.


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion

Brief description

(i) This module introduces students to the structure of the legal system in England and Wales, including Courts and tribunals; the role of the legal profession; and how alternative dispute resolution works. The work of the judiciary in the interpretation of legislation and the development of case law will be analysed in detail, together with the functions of the jury. A thorough understanding of the environment in which the law operates will be provided.

(ii) The module prepares students for their other Law studies at University by introducing them to the range of skills they must master if they are to be successful in those studies. This will include reading legislation and cases; critical analysis; essay writing; case noting and problem solving.

This module is taught over 2 semesters - for further information regarding content etc. refer to module LA34720


This module is at CQFW Level 6