Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3167: Access to Justice Clinic

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

In this module, you will develop valuable skills such as interviewing and counselling, public speaking, and client record keeping, and gain a broader understanding of what access to justice really means. Through studying the legal system in the areas of criminal justice, housing, benefits, debt, and employment law, you will learn to identify the barriers to justice. In identifying these barriers, you will discuss and develop pathways for individuals to access justice. You will also learn how to explain complex legal information to laypersons as part of creating this access to justice.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate detailed knowledge of the means through which access to justice can be facilitated, and detailed knowledge of a substantial range of major relevant concepts and issues;
2. demonstrate critical awareness of the social and contextual implications of access to justice;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate detailed knowledge of legal concepts and their contextual, social and political implications;
4. demonstrate flexible capacity to define complex legal problems, identify their relative significance and select appropriate methods for investigating and critically evaluating them.
Personal and Key Skills5. interact effectively and proactively within a team/learning group, share information and ideas, and manage conflict;
6. manage relevant learning resources/information/learning strategies and develop your own arguments and opinions with minimal guidance;
7. plan and undertake tasks, individually and with others, with minimal guidance; and reflect critically on the learning process and make effective use of feedback.