Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW1036: Legal Foundations

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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

  • Problem solving

  • Research and Essay writing

  • Advocacy 1

  • Advocacy 2

  • Negotiation 1

  • Negotiation 2

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2222 x 1 hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities189 x 2 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities189 x 2 hour (whole cohort) drop-in ‘surgeries’
Guided Independent Study189 x 2 hour syndicate meetings
Guided Independent Study152Individual 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 Study60Assessment preparation
Guided Independent Study12Formative assesment preparation

Online Resources

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/   
Parliament:  http://www.parliament.uk/