Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct (M3107)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

This module will deliver a grounding in the theory and practise of lawyers' ethics, conduct and regulation.

The areas focused on will be topical and intellectually interesting including:

  • ideas of legal professionalism
  • professional power and culture
  • considerations of professional education, ethics, governance, regulation, discipline and dispute resolution.


100%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.