20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module will familiarise students with the different sources of law, methods of researching into law (both electronic and paper-based), ways of analysing law (both doctrinal and non-doctrinal) and basic legal institutions. Students will learn how to demonstrate, analyse and update legal rules and, through project work and an electronic workbook, learn key legal skills and be able to demonstrate a critical interest in law.

Restrictions on availability: Available to law students only

Staff Contact: Mark Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study, student led colloquia
Assessment: Course work

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

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK