0 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module is one of the first taught on the MA (Law) programme and is designed to achieve a number of different objectives. In essence, its main role is to introduce students to the topic of law, and to encourage them to think creatively about the purpose of law. In addition, students will be taught basic legal skills and given an introduction into the legal systems and materials that they will be dealing with throughout the remainder of the degree.

Staff Contact: ODELL PETER J
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Notes: Required for exemption from professional legal examinations in the UK

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Law):

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