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Career Management Skills aims to prepare students for the opportunities and challenges of the graduate labour market. The module runs over a two year period, incorporating a range of activities, workshops and sessions that will encourage students to take ownership of their personal and professional development.
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;
* Introduction to Tort
* The Fundamentals of Negligence
* Negligence Liability for Psychaitric Harm
* Negligence Liability fro Economic Loss
* Negligence Liability of Public Bodies
* Vicarious Liability
* Occupiers' Liability
* Rule in Rylands v. Fletcher
This 30 credit core module is necessary for obtaining a qualifying law degree. It attempts to provide an introduction to EU law for students who are new to this area of law. Although it concentrates on EU commercial matters such as the law of the internal market, EU competition law, it also contains an introduction to constitutional issues such as the institutional structure of the EU and enlargement.
- Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
- Understand the basic concepts of EU law and understand their sui generis nature.
- Understand how different areas of EU law interlock
- Understand EU law in both its political and socio-economic context.
This 15 credit module builds on the ground laid by LW109 Foundations of Property Law and satisfies the Land Law requirement of the academic stage of professional training for those intending to practise law in England and Wales. More generally, it provides an introduction to an area of law which is unique in its nature and importance, and which is of vital concern to everyone. It is also of considerable academic interest and will engage the intellect. In particular, land law has its own terminology which will be explained and with which students will become familiar.
Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able:
- To understand the framework within which the property lawyer operates, and the wide range of matters this covers;
- To understand how the law has come to recognise certain types of interest in land, while refusing to protect other types;
and, most importantly,
- To appreciate the tension evident in the modern law between the opposing principles of certainty in the conveyancing process on the one hand, and social justice (especially the protection of the 'rights' of those who are not legal owners of property) on the other. This is often described as the tension between facilitating the transfer of ownership of land and the acknowledgement and protection of others' rights in that same land. The history of land law has been the history of making the transfer of land ownership and the creation and protection of different interests in the same piece of land ever easier, thus reflecting land's unique economic and social utility.
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
- Module Supervisor: Karen Brennan
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
- Module Supervisor: David O'Mahony
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 Khair Alshaleel
- Module Supervisor: Onyeka Osuji
- Module Supervisor: Onyeka Osuji
- Module Supervisor: Tara Van Ho