Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3185: International Family Law

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

Module Aims

This module aims to enable you to:

1. identify the main issues involved in international family law scenarios;

2. analyse and apply the domestic as well as international rules pertaining to jurisdiction, choice of law and recognition/enforcement of foreign judgments in cross-border situations;

3. understand the connection between domestic and international rules of international family law, and determine which set of rules should be applied in a given situation; 

4. critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of the domestic and international rules applicable to international family law, and the difficulties involved in applying different sets of rules to similar case scenarios. 

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 comprehensive knowledge and understanding the main concepts, values and principles relating to international family law.
2. analyse and compare the principal rules and theories relating to international family law issues.
3. identify, explain and critically evaluate key issues related to international family law and to apply relevant rules and theories.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. demonstrate flexible capability to define complex legal problems, identify their relative significance and select appropriate methods for investigating and critically evaluating them
5. apply legal knowledge to a problem/ case study and to suggest a conclusion supported by relevant arguments.
6. effectively use both written and oral communication skills in assessed work and/or workshops.
Personal and Key Skills7. confidently tackle legal problems by means of a practical problem solving approach in role-play situations and to use effective debating skills.
8. demonstrate good library-based and internet-based research skills.
9. work independently, within a limited time frame to complete a specified task.