0 Credits AUTUMN

Co-requisites: LAW60038, LAW60040, LAW60041, LAW60043, LAW60045, LAW60046, LAW60051, LAW60052, LAW60053, LAW60054, LAW60056, LAW6036, LAW6125, LAW6126, LAW6132, LAW6419, LAW684

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to the basic skills of legal research and legal writing, both essays and problem solving. The module includes lectures by academic staff, library staff and on-line specialists, hands-on workshops and structured seminars. The modules also covers referencing and the use of unfair means. Students are given formative feedback on essays. Students are introduced to the skills necessary to give effective oral presentations. Time will also be given to self-reflect on future employment opportunities.

Restrictions on availability: Law students only

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Although this module is non-credit bearing, students must attend the module and they are also required to submit an essay. There will be no pass or fail of the written work. The essay is an opportunity for students to practise the skills acquired during the module. Students are provided with one essay title per PGT programme to ensure that they write essays in relevant areas. The essay is four pages long and therefore manageable within the time frame. Students will receive feedback in week 6 with regard to both the clarity of expression, research skills, referencing, bibliography, and the academic content.

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

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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