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By the end of the first year, a student should:
1. Understand the key skills and competencies expected of a law graduate;
2. Be able to identify key personal factors that will inform their career choices;
3. Be able to identify the key skills and competencies developed through work experience, paid employment and volunteering;
4. Have attended a variety of career talks in order to explore and better understand different career paths;
5. Have started a PDP or career action plan and understood how this may change over time;
The module will:
Explore what is expected of a graduate of law;
Explore a range of influences on career choices;
Increase your awareness of career decision making and career planning;
Help you to develop an understanding of career management skills;
Introduce you to reflective practice;
Help you to increase self-awareness in order to enhance your career management capabilities;
Increase your understanding of key skills and competencies and their impact on career choice.
The module is delivered in two parts: LW111 (year 1) and LW211 (year 2).
In your first year of study, you attended three large-group lectures (two in the autumn term and one in the spring term) and you were directed to a range of self-study resources, workshops and events. In your second year of study, you will have three large-group lectures (one in the autumn term and two in the spring term) and will be directed to a range of self-study resources, workshops and events.
You have access to the LW111 resources and materials through the LW111 Moodle pages and, from week 6 to week 10, complementary workshops will be held in the Law Common Room (attendance at these complementary workshops is not compulsory).
This module will appeal to students seeking an in-depth and critical knowledge of the law, policy and practice of key aspects of the criminal justice system in England and Wales.
The module will begin with an overview of the criminal justice system in England and Wales. The importance of the presumption of innocence and the defendant's right to a fair trial will also be addressed.
The significance of the political context in the development of criminal justice policy, and recent trends and themes in criminal justice policy will be examined. This overview will link to later discussions on the particular aspects of the criminal process explored. Specific aspects of the criminal process, ranging from pre-trial to post-trial stage, will then be examined in-depth.
At the end of this module students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of key aspects of the criminal justice process in England and Wales, including a critical awareness of current debates on these topics
- Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse and evaluate differing opinions on the law, policy and practice of the criminal process
- Formulate independent judgments
- Provide reasoned arguments through review, reflection and evaluation of academic writings and other research-based evidence
- To present these arguments in a coherent manner, both orally and in writing
This 15 credit module aims to provide an understanding of the music industry in its legal and commercial context, having regard to the legislation and common law applicable to it and also the commercial pressures that shape the incentives and behaviours of parties to typical commercial agreements.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
- - Understand the practical and legal considerations relevant to the music industry;
- Analyse how technological innovation both shapes the music industry and influences the regulatory environment applicable to it
- Apply the relevant law to and be familiar with contractual frameworks and practices typical of the music business;
- Identify and understand the key legal principles and legislative measures relevant to the generation, ownership and exploitation of music
- Identify with the relevant framework of intellectual property right protection applicable in the United Kingdom to creative works and its impact on the ownership of rights in music, their transfer and exploitation and on the distribution, performance and enjoyment of private property in music in a changing media environment
- Understand how common law and statute address issues arising in an evolving market for music and their interaction with musicians' self-promotion and the distribution and consumption of their musical work
- Reflect on their participation in class-based exercises and their learning experience
- Demonstrate skills of research using primary and secondary legal sources, read and accurately summarise reported cases and primary legislation.
Students are able to demonstrate their own originality and creativity by researching an area of law in great detail.
- Module Supervisor: Anna Hardiman-McCartney
The module seeks to develop a critical awareness of crime and law in its broader social and political
context. This module explores the major theories of criminality and contrasts these with how our criminal
justice system operates and how we attempt to control crime as a society. It examines issues of justice from
a socio-legal perspective, focusing on the needs of victims of crime, offenders and the broader needs of
- Module Supervisor: Colin Moore
The first part of the module provides an overview of the basis of Islamic banking and finance law, the origin and components of the Islamic banking and finance industry, and the growth of this industry. It also addresses the concept of Riba (interest) in the Islamic financial system.
The second part of the module focuses on particular Islamic financial and banking aspects such as Islamic financial institutions, Financial Instruments of Islamic Banking and Finance, risk management, Islamic insurance (Takaful), and the main challenges for Islamic finance law.
The module aims to familiarise students with principles, methods and practices of Islamic finance and banking. It will acquaint students with the key differences and similarities with the principles and concepts of conventional finance and banking. Some of the focus will be on the prohibition of interest (Riba) as a key principle in Islamic finance and banking system.
- Module Supervisor: Mohammed Alshaleel
- Module Supervisor: Onyeka Osuji
- Module Supervisor: Onyeka Osuji
The module begins with a short critique of historical and contemporary developments in debates about the justiciability of ESC rights and the appropriate role of the policy-making arena. The module proceeds to examine the policy-making process in countries with diverse systems of government, and explores how ESC rights can be protected in this context. This is followed by an examination of budgets and ESC rights. From there, the module gives attention to contrasting economic theories that shape public policy, such as neoliberalism, and how they relate to ESC rights. The module then considers specific tools and techniques in policy-making. This includes established priority-setting concepts and tools such as cost-benefit analysis and rationing, and asks what a human rights-based approach to priority-setting looks like. The module also examines impact assessments and other forms of accountability.
The module looks primarily at national policy making processes. However, it also includes a focus on how ESC rights have been protected in the contexts of local government and other local authorities, as well as involvement of the private sector. The module concludes with a focus on globalisation, including the key institutions and actors affecting national and international policy making and how these are addressed within international law.
This course assumes a good understanding of ESC rights and is closely connected to LW906 Foundations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which is a prerequisite for this course. The course outline must be read in conjunction with that of LW906
- Module Supervisor: Paul Hunt
- Module Supervisor: Tara Van Ho