Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2104: Changing the Law - Theory and Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mr Peter Tyldesley (Convenor)


Legal Foundations



Available via distance learning


In this module you will experience a broad view of law reform—looking not just at the formal parliamentary procedures but also the wider influences and pressures which shape our law.

Partly taught by practitioners, the module will utilise a series of recent case studies to illustrate the issues under discussion—including situations where the law reform process has failed.

You will also consider the role of the judiciary, with critical examination of the results when judges intervene to address what is perceived as bad or inappropriate law. You will also look at international influences on the law in outline.

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