Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW1036: Legal Foundations
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
It is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics in the following order although precise content and order may vary.
Law, lawyers and the legal system
Case law as a source of law
Legislation as a source of law
Research and Essay writing
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||22||22 x 1 hour Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||18||9 x 2 hour seminars|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||18||9 x 2 hour (whole cohort) drop-in surgeries|
|Guided Independent Study||18||9 x 2 hour syndicate meetings|
|Guided Independent Study||152||Individual reading, research and study by way of lecture, syndicate meeting and seminar preparation and consolidation (and associated group work), including preparation for formative work (including timetabled formative work)|
|Guided Independent Study||60||Assessment preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||12||Formative assesment preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Judiciary of England and Wales: http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/
Ministry of Justice: http://www.justice.gov.uk/
HMCS Court Service: http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/