LAW3004 - Employment Law


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: Kate Exall
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot: A1-A2
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Coursework: 100%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for: Law mj, jt, mn
Compulsory for:
Designated for: LLB; BA Business And Management;
Description:
The employment law module is designed to give students a broad understanding of the law relating to individual employment rights and to industrial action. It will be of interest to any student interested in a career in Business, Human Resources or mainstream law.


LAW3005 - European Law


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: Sarah Willis
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot: B3
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Coursework 100%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for: Law mj, jt, mn
Compulsory for:
Designated for: BA Business And Management; LLB;
Description:
This module untilises aspects of the funadamental principles and procedures of European Community Law studied in the module Law of the European Institutions (level two) to examine in depth selected areas of substantive European Community Law. Areas studied will reflect the dynamic nature of European Community Law and policy.


LAW3006 - Equity And Trusts


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: John Morris
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot: D1-D2
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Exam: 50% Coursework: 50%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for: Law mj, jt, mn
Compulsory for: LLB;
Designated for:
Description:
This module is designed to underpin and develop the concepts introduced in law levels 1 and 2 by giving the student a knowledge of the main principles of equity and the operation of trusts and an awareness of how equity and trusts interrelate with other areas of the legal environment.


LAW3007 - Law Of Relationships


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: Tim Blakemore
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot: C1-C2
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Exam: 60% Coursework: 40%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for: Law mj, jt, mn
Compulsory for:
Designated for: LLB;
Description:
This course covers the law relating to individuals who enter into an intimate relationship, which may be marital or quasi-marital; heterosexual or homosexual. The common characteristic is therefore the desire of two adults to live together while sharing some degree of physical intimacy. The course will examine the legal restrictions and privileges imposed on/granted to such relationships and analyse their origins and relevance to contemporary society.


LAW3013 - Medical Law


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: Brendan Greene
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot:
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Exam: 50% Coursework: 50%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for: Law mj, jt, mn
Compulsory for:
Designated for: LLB;
Description:
Issues of medical law confront us on a daily basis. This module aims to examine some of those issues and the role of the law in this field. The module will consider some of the more straightforward issues and a few of the more complex ones. An awareness of ethical principles will be expected.


LAW3015 - Company Law


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: Jane Van Weenan
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot:
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Exam: 60% Coursework: 40%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for: Law mj, jt, mn
Compulsory for:
Designated for: LLB;
Description:
This module is designed to provide students with an insight into the legal regulation of the company. It will examine the practical application of that regulation by consideration of how aspects of the law are complied with in practice, highlighting areas in possible need of reform in the process.


LAW3016 - Sale Of Goods And Agency


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: Jane Van Weenan
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot:
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Coursework: 100%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for: Law mj, jt, mn
Compulsory for:
Designated for: LLB;
Description:
This module provides an opportunity for the study of two related commercial law topics in the final year of the LLB. The subjects are of an intrinsic interest and importance. They are also included on LPC and the academic study of these topics will enhance the practicalities of the LPC.


LAW3017 - Sentencing And Prisons


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: Tim Blakemore
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot:
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Exam: 60% Coursework: 40%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for: Law mj, jt, mn; Criminology mj, jt, mn
Compulsory for:
Designated for: LLB; BA Criminology;
Description:
This module looks at the final stages of the criminal process by looking at the sentencing process and aspects of imprisonment. Although these can be regarded as discrete topics, it is important to be aware of the links between the sentencing process and the prison system, and also to scrutinise both aspects of the criminal justice system in the context of the politics of penal policy. The main aim of this module is therefore to explore these relationships. A deeper understanding will be encouraged by practical but structured observations through organised visits to the magistrates courts and prisons which will have to be related to critical theory and the legal framework in written reports.


LAW3018 - Land Law


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: John Morris
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot:
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Exam: 50% Coursework: 50%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for Law mj, jt, mn
Compulsory for: LLB;
Designated for:
Description:
This module aims to build upon the conceptual and substantive foundations laid in Law Levels 1 and 2. It is designed to promote an understanding of the idea of property in relation to land and the rights which people have in or over it.


LAW3019 - European And International Human Rights Law


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: Kirstie Best
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot:
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Coursework: 100%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for Law mj, jt, mn; Social Welfare mj, jt, mn; Politics mj, jt, mn Criminology mj, jt, mn
Compulsory for:
Designated for: LLB; BA Criminology; BA Social Welfare; BA Politics;
Description:
European and international law provide important protection for individual rights, both indirectly by influencing domestic law and directly by providing another tier of legal protection in addition to domestic law. This area has become increasingly important as the European Community/Union have sought to develop a concept of (enforceable) human rights. Further, international law has increasingly been utilised to provide a means of punishing persons and states in breach of rights, as well as to justify humanitarian intervention in conflicts as a means of protecting rights. This module will examine the concept and nature of rights, who/what can possess rights, and the various leagal mechanisms for the protection and enforcement of rights. This is an important and distinct area of law and the module will be of particular interest to law, criminology and politics students.


LAW3021 - Terrorism


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: S Sneddon
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot:
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Coursework 100%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for: Law mj, jt mn Criminolgy mj, jt, mn
Compulsory for:
Designated for: LLB; BA International Accounting Top-Up; BA Business Information Systems; BA Business Information Systems Top-Up; BA Criminology; BA Financial Information Management; BA Financial Services; BSc Business Computing;
Description:
This module will familiarise students with the nature and impact of criminal offending within the specific context of terrorism. The issues studied will provide students with a broad understanding of contemporary national and international debates and an appreciation of the difficulties and problems that arise in classifying, preventing and detecting criminal offending which by its nature transcends national borders. Students will also gain an appreciation of the potential difficulties which face legislative and law enforcement bodies when dealing with this issue.


LAW3022 - Legal Advice In The Community


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: Margaret Roberts
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot:
Pre-requisites: LAW2019 or equivalent
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Coursework 100%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for: Law mj, jt, mn
Compulsory for:
Designated for: LLB;
Description:
This module seeks to credit the legal advisory/counselling role of the student by providing a vechicle for the academic and vocational recognition of their work. Students working with organisations have the opportunity to examine and analyse with real 'clients' the specific characteristics, skills and knowledge required to be a successful and effective participant in their particular sector of organisation.
Restrictions: This module requires the student to be engaged in an activity enabling them to interact with the wider community in the context of a provider of legal advice or support. They will be required to undertake completion of a formal approval process related to how they will meet the Learning Outcomes of this module, supported by a legal advice provider, and this approval must be given before they commence this module.


LAW4001 - Law Dissertation


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: Mick Sumpter
Credit Value: 40
Level: 3
Timetable Slot:
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Coursework 100%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for: Law mj
Compulsory for:
Designated for: LLB;
Description:
This module is available to students registered for an award of Bachelor of Laws or Joint Honours Law. It provides an opportunity for students to complete a detailed, independent study on a legal topic, theme or issue of their choice (subject to approval). The area chosen may be one which is covered on a law module, or one which is not so covered but in which the student has an interest. Contextual dissertations, and/or dissertations in which the student links legal issues to those studied in non-legal modules, are welcome but not essential.


LAW4002 - Law Dissertation


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: Mick Sumpter
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot:
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: None
Assessment: Coursework 100%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for: Law mj, jt
Compulsory for:
Designated for: LLB;
Description:
This module provides an opportunity for students to complete a detailed, independent study on a legal topic, theme or issue of their choice (subject to approval). The area chosen may be one which is covered on a law module, or one which is not so covered but in which the student has an interest. Contextual dissertations, and/or dissertations in which the student links legal issues to those studied in non-legal modules, are welcome but not essential.


LAW4003 - Law Joint Dissertation


Field: LAW
Co-ordinator: Mick Sumpter
Credit Value: 20
Level: 3
Timetable Slot:
Pre-requisites: None
Co-requisites: Module (code) in a second subject must be taken with this module
Assessment: Coursework: 100%
Joint and Combined Honours Compulsory/Designated for: Designated for Law Jt
Compulsory for:
Designated for:
Description:
This module is available to students registered for a joint award in two subjects. Combined with the co-requisite module in the second subject, it provides an opportunity for students to complete a 40 credit dissertation/project or equivalent on a topic, theme or issue which links the two subjects studied.
Restrictions: Cannot be taken with LAW4001 and LAW4002 and must be taken with the joint dissertation/project module from a second subject