Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3165: Charity Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Mary Synge (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
Charity Law is a subject with deep historic roots but unquestionable contemporary significance, having regard both to the huge social and economic importance of the charitable sector and to recent judicial and legislative developments across the common law world. In this module you will learn about the not-for-profit sector and its regulatory framework, and explore debates such as: What does, or should, ‘charity’ actually mean? Can charities be involved in political campaigning? Can they discriminate? Should private hospitals and religion be charitable? You will also learn from comparisons with other jurisdictions, including Australia, Canada and the rest of the UK.