Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW1039C: Public and European Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)
Miss Megan Sims (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
The constitution of the UK is extremely dynamic and developing incrementally through changes in relationships with Europe, devolution to Scotland, Wales and the regions and human rights legislation. This module will help you to analyse and challenge some of the basic tenets of the constitution of the UK. Developments in judicial review will enable you to understand the relationship of judges and the government and the impact of this relationship on both the law and the state. This module will also equip you with a thorough understanding of the key features of the European Union, its legal order and how it applies domestically. This module will develop your analytical skills and your ability to understand the role of public law which although complex and technical allows for exciting discussion on issues which are both current and shifting.
This module is one of the seven foundations of legal knowledge required by the Law Society and it is therefore compulsory for all of you who wish to progress onto the Vocational Stage of Training to become a Solicitor or Barrister. The module is available to interdisciplinary pathways and Flexible Combined Honours students. It is suitable as both a part of the Qualifying Law Degree and also non-specialist programmes.