Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3167: Access to Justice Clinic

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

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Online reflective portfolio activities1,500 words1-7Group written feedback
Essay Plan500 words1-4, 6-7Individual written feedback

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Professionalism in clinic 104.5 hours (minimum) for training sessions in week 1 of Term 1 in addition to 80% participation in clinic rota and/or supervisor meetings1-7Individual written feedback
Written case study essay352,000 words1-4, 6-7Individual written feedback
Individual presentation3515 minutes1-4, 6-7Individual written feedback
Reflective portfolio201,200 words1-7Individual written feedback


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Written case study essayWritten case study essay (2,000 words)1-4, 6-7August/September reassessment period
Individual presentationIndividual presentation (15 minutes)1-4, 6-7August/September reassessment period
Reflective portfolioReflective portfolio (1,200 words)1-7August/September reassessment period

Re-assessment notes

For practical reasons, referral or deferral of the professionalism in clinic element of the assessment is not possible. Where students receive a fail mark for the professionalism in clinic element, that mark will stand (i.e. there is no re-assessment).