Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1020: Introduction to the Law for Non Lawyers

This module descriptor refers to the 2013/4 academic year.


NQF Level 4
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Sue Prince (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Law affects many different interactions and communications in our daily lives. Knowledge and insight into the workings of the legal world gives a broad perspective on all types of dispute resolution.

This module, for non law students only, will provide a broad and critical understanding of the structure and functions of the English legal system.  It will help to give you have a fundamental understanding of the nature and methods of law and academic legal study. In addition it will provide insight into the work of criminal and civil lawyers and the judiciary and the courts. You will have the opportunity to take part in a court visit exercise.

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