Module outline:
The module offers students the opportunity to gain academic credit through critical reflection of law in practice. Students will experience a practice-based role in a legal environment that is agreed between the student and the module director. Placements could range from working within the local council or local CAB office to working in a law firm or a company's legal department. The module supports the development of practical, intellectual and inter-personal skills, facilitates understanding of the cultural, ethical and employment context of law, and integrates learning from work and academic study.

The aims of the module are:

To teach law through its application and practice and through critical reflection on those processes;
To increase the employability of students by developing and enhancing their transferrable and subject-specific knowledge and skills;
To increase the employability of students by developing and enhancing skills of oral and written communication for specific audiences (including an oral presentation), professionalism, confidentiality, and problem solving in a day-to-day working environment;
To develop in students a critical understanding of ethical issues involved in legal work;
To encourage better understanding of personal and professional development planning, professional ethics and reflective learning;
To introduce students to key skills in client interviewing and alternative dispute resolution;
To afford students the opportunity to gain credit for their work placement and to enrich their legal understanding from undertaking work based learning in an appropriate environment.

Learning Outcomes:

The student will acquire, develop and apply knowledge and skills relating to:
The practical application of the law
Professional communication