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LAW133   Contemporary Issues in Law and Justice   (20 credits)

Year Running: 2018/2019
Credit level: F4
Co-requisites   Law School Without It No Success 1 (WINS1)
Additional Information   Only available to law students


The module is one of the core subjects of the degree, through which students cover the Foundations of Legal Knowledge. It introduces students to techniques of analysing the contributions of law in addressing social problems. Case studies will be explored, based on the research expertise of School staff and selected to demonstrate controversies in the law and a variety of approaches to legal analysis. Students will be challenged to identify how different perspectives on law relate to one another, and how they are portrayed through various media. The module provides a foundation for more advanced critical analysis of the law.


Reading List

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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 179.0
Lecture 15.0
Seminar 6.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 100 % S1

Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2020-21. Details will be available from the academic department.