School of Law, Politics and Sociology

Law with French

(LLB) Law with French

Entry for 2011

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 6 in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

Please Note

The programme specification below is for illustrative purposes. Please contact the School Administrator (Curriculum) for more detailed information.

Course Aims

1. To provide students with knowledge of the fundamental principles of law.
2. To provide students with an understanding of law and an appreciation of the inter-relationship of law and society.
3. To develop key skills of analysis, problem-solving, legal reasoning and argument and the ability to communicate these orally and in writing; to undertake legal research using paper and electronic research tools; and to provide opportunities to enhance legal and personal skills through participation in mooting, negotiating and client interviewing.
4. To stimulate and equip students to pursue independent study and to reflect critically upon the law.
5. To encourage an awareness of other disciplines related to law.
6. To equip students who wish to pursue further academic or vocational study with the skills and knowledge to do so.
7. To allow students to develop their knowledge of the language, culture, society and political systems of their chosen country.
8. To attain autonomy in the essential linguistic and cultural skills of communication and analysis both orally and on paper in an appropriate register.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. KNOWLEDGE
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the principal features of the English legal system, including general familiarity with its institutions and procedures
Ability to compare the law in one jurisdiction with other jurisdictions [desirable but not a minimum requirement]Demonstrate knowledge of concepts, principles, values and rules in a wide range of topics extending beyond core knowledge
Demonstrate some in-depth knowledge of specialist areas
Demonstrate study of substantive law in context.
2. APPLICATION AND PROBLEM-SOLVING
Apply knowledge to situations which engage with doctrinal disputes; problems conceived as opportunities to demonstrate familiarity with doctrinal and conceptual difficulties and to provide own solution to unresolved debates over wide number of legal areas.
3. SOURCES AND RESEARCH
Able to identify and use primary legal sources and journals relevant to topic under study; able to identify contemporary debates and engage with these while accurately reporting the law in an area.
4. ANALYSIS, SYNTHESIS, CRITICAL JUDGMENT AND EVALUATION
Able to identify issues in terms of policy and doctrinal importance;able to produce clear doctrinal synthesis and summary of policy issues.
Able to evaluate law both independently in terms of doctrinal coherence and in relation to other policy perspectives which have been taught specifically.
Able to create new or imaginative solutions through approaching a problem or using material in different ways.
5. AUTONOMY
Can act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance in areas which they have studied; able to identify own resources
Can reflect on learning; can seek and make use of feedback
6. COMMUNICATION AND LITERACY
Can engage in academic debate in a professional manner; able to use a range of formats, mainly written, to present specialist material.
Able to write fluent and complex prose, using legal terminology correctly; able to read a range of complex works within and about law and to summarise their arguments accurately.
7. OTHER KEY SKILLS
Proficient use of word-processing; standard library and information retrieval systems, and WWW resources.
Able to specify technological tools needed for personal support
Can identify and collate relevant statistical or numerical information and use in a report.
Able to work in groups as a participant who contributes effectively to the group's task.
8. Generic Year Abroad Learning Outcomes:
After the period abroad studying or working successful students will be able to:
(i) Study their subject or approved cognate subject in a foreign environment or, where required and appropriate, in a foreign-language environment, or, where required and appropriate, in a foreign-language environment and in a foreign language.
(ii) Discuss a different way of life, different institutions and different social contexts.
(iii) Observe, accept, evaluate and appreciate cultural differences.
(iv) Analyse, communicate and present relevant ideas and/or material in the relevant language.
IN ADDITION TO THE LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of the programme, a successful student is expected to be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of the institutions and procedures of the English Legal system and of the EC. [Students are exposed to comparative analysis but achievement is not a minimum requirement]
Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts, principles, values and rules of English Law
Draw upon the fundamental principles of English law to undertake in-depth study of specialist areas of law.
Be aware of the context within which law operates and value the insights gained through study of other disciplines related to law.
Demonstrate an appreciation of the inter-relationship of law and society.
Demonstrate proficiency in the structure and use of the target language in a variety of situations including the social, academic and in the business world.
Be at ease in the society of the chosen country, having studied in depth the language, culture, society and political systems of that country.
Demonstrate the ability to identify the issues of legal relevance in a given factual situation and apply knowledge to provide a solution supported by legal authority.
Take part in problem solving activities in an appropriate register in the target language.
Conduct independent legal research to locate relevant legal and non-legal materials using paper and electronic research tools.Conduct in-depth research using documentation and electronic media in the target language.
Demonstrate the ability to analyse the law, showing understanding of judicial reasoning and statutory interpretation. Analyse issues of doctrinal and conceptual difficulty
Synthesise material from legal and non-legal sources
Evaluate the current law and proposals for reform.
Reflect critically upon the law.
Analyse and synthesise both orally and in writing in the target language.
Work independently and on own initiative, seeking appropriate assistance and appreciating the value of constructive criticism.
Take control of and reflect on language learning and appropriate use of language in a variety of situations. The student will, through in-depth knowledge of the culture and society of the country, be able to use his/her own initiative with confidence.
Oral skills
Participate in debate, supporting his/her argument with legal authority, employing legal terminology correctly and effectively communicating his/her argument, whilst listening and responding to the views of others.
Communicate clearly and precisely, using a suitable range of lexis in the target language and engage in discussion and debate in an appropriate register.
Written skills
Present clear, concise and accurate written argument, supported with legal authority and employing legal terminology correctly.
Communicate clearly and precisely in writing, using a suitable range of lexis in the target language
Use IT for word-processing, searching library catalogue, electronic research tools and the Internet.
Work in collaboration with others to complete group exercises.
Students will be:
Provided with opportunities to participate in mooting, negotiating and client interviewing.
Able to participate in the activities organised by the Student Law Body.

Course learning outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge of the institutions and procedures of the English Legal system and of the EU.

Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts, principles, values and rules of English Law.

Draw upon the fundamental principles of English law to undertake in-depth study of specialist areas of law

Be aware of the context within which law operates and value the insights gained through study of other disciplines related to law.

Demonstrate an appreciation of the inter-relationship of law and society

Demonstrate the ability to identify the issues of legal relevance in a given factual situation and apply knowledge to provide a solution supported by legal authority.

Conduct independent legal research to locate relevant legal and non-legal materials using paper and electronic research tools

Demonstrate the ability to analyse the law, showing understanding of judicial reasoning and statutory interpretation

Analyse issues of doctrinal and conceptual difficulty

Synthesise material from legal and non-legal sources

Evaluate the current law and proposals for reform

Reflect critically upon the law

Work independently and on own initiative, seeking appropriate assistance and appreciating the value of constructive criticism

Participate in debate, supporting his/her argument with legal authority, employing legal terminology correctly and effectively communicating his/her argument, whilst listening and responding to the views of others

Present clear, concise and accurate written argument, supported with legal authority and employing legal terminology correctly

Use IT for word-processing, searching library catalogue, electronic research tools and the internet

Work in collaboration with others to complete group exercises

Achieve at least level C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency) in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment in French

Communicate effectively in speech, and with a good level of accuracy in French

Communicate effectively in writing, and with a good level of accuracy, with competent readers of French

Mediate effectively in speech, almost instantaneously and with a satisfactory level of accuracy, between speakers of English and speakers of French.

Mediate effectively in writing, under time constraint and with a satisfactory level of accuracy, between readers of English and readers of French.

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the syntax and lexis of French, and of their appropriate registers, notably in the production of written exercises and translations

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn Term1 from this option group OR....Advanced French 1A (R1112)124
  Intermediate French 1A (R1114)124
  Mandatory for progressLegal Method (Frameworks of English Law I) (M3036)124
 Spring and Summer Terms1 from this option group OR....Advanced French 1B (R1113)184
  Intermediate French 1B (R1115)184
 Undergraduate Academic YearMandatory for progressPublic Law (M3006)305
  The Law of Contract (M3003)305
  The Law of Tort (M3002)305
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn TeachingCoreFrench 2A (R1005)155
 Autumn & Spring TeachingCoreEquity and Trusts (M3027)305
  CoreLand Law (M3026)305
  CoreLaw and Policy of the European Union (M3031)306
 Spring TeachingCoreFrench 2B (R1081)155
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
3Autumn & Spring TeachingCoreEurope Mandatory Year Abroad - Modern Languages (YRABROAD3)1206
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
4Autumn TeachingCoreFrench 3A (R1129)156
  OptionAccess to Land (M3101)156
  Environmental Law 1 (M3102)156
  Hate Crime and the Law (M3103)156
  Media Law and Regulation (M3104)156
  Principles of Islamic Law (M3121)156
  Professional Negligence (M3119)156
  Short Dissertation A (M3106)156
 Autumn & Spring TeachingCoreCriminal Law (M3007)305
  OptionCommercial Law (M3001)306
  Company Law (M3004)306
  Competition Law of the European Union (M3074)306
  Criminology (M3022)306
  Dissertation (M3013)306
  Employment Law (M3012)306
  Family Law (M3008)306
  Global Business Law and Regulation (M3116)306
  Healthcare Law and Ethics (M3024)306
  Human Rights (M3057)306
  Intellectual Property Law (M3076)306
  International Litigation (M3055)306
  Law and the Creative Industries (M3114)306
  Legal Theory (M3115)306
  Private International Law (M3105)306
  Public International Law (M3045)306
  Sociology of Law (M3073)306
  The Law of Evidence (M3025)306
 Spring TeachingCoreFrench 3B (R1131)156
  OptionEnvironmental Law 2 (M3108)156
  International Business Transactions (M3110)156
  International Nature Protection Law (M3109)156
  Internet Law and Regulation (M3111)156
  Law and Aesthetics (M3117)156
  Law and Development (M3112)156
  Short Dissertation B (M3113)156
  The Ethics and Conduct of Lawyers (M3107)156
  US Constitutional Law (M3118)156

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