Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3165: Charity Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Mary Synge (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

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.  

Module created

7/12/2016

Last revised

13/12/2016