0 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module will cover aspects of both criminal and civil litigation with a weighting of 60/40 in favour of civil litigation. The civil aspect will explore the procedural and tactical considerations in pursuing claims from both a claimant and defendant perspective. The criminal aspect will cover practical aspects of evidence and criminal procedure from arrest through to conviction and appeal. Where appropriate the skill of advocacy is used, not only to give the students the opportunity to practice the skill in preparation for the advocacy assessment but to allow them to put their knowledge of substantive law into a practical context.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on LAWT03

Staff Contact: HATTON PAULA S
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem Solving/Example Classes
Assessment: Formal Exam
WebCT resources are available for this module

Notes: It is a compulsory subject under the Law Society's Conditions of Validation for a student to undertake prior to undertaking a training contract

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