The diverse range of study opportunities in the Law section are designed to meet an increased public desire to understand and to challenge how we are governed, and to understand who in our society constructs the regulations and rules by which we lead our every day lives.
Professionals and those with a lay interest in the subject will find courses which provide an insight into an exciting range of areas of legal study. Course students are made up from the public and undergraduate students to provide a stimulating learning environment.
Public Service Interpreting students are encouraged to enrol on the English Legal System to complement their studies.
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On the Contract Law course you will examine how legally binding agreements in English law are created. You will learn about the requirements of a valid legal contract and the remedies available when a contractual obligation is breached. This lively and interesting course is taught through examples and case studies.
As a student on this extended course you will cover a whole range of offences including rape, assault, motoring offences, theft, public order offences and drug related offences. In this highly interactive course, video clips are used which provide a stimulating approach to this profoundly interesting area of law.
In the first part of this new and lively course you will explore the employment relationship and the Contract of Employment. You will then move on to study issues of Rights and Duties, termination of employment, health and safety, and the role of Trade Unions. The final section of your course puts the subject into a practical context by looking at the Tribunal procedure and the role of the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
If you are interested in European Law, or need to know its basic principles, then this is the module for you. You will examine relevant directives, regulations and case law from the European Court of Human Justice in order to make an informed and critical assessment of how European Law works in practice.
Issues in Law introduces the student to the legal landscape in the UK by looking at types of laws and how legal rules are made, interpreted, and applied. You will explore Human Rights legislation including concepts of rights and justice. Finally, the concepts of laws relating to contract, property, tort and criminal law and their application are examined.
This practical course explores the process of mediation as an effective dispute resolution procedure. Mediation is an excellent way of achieving a 'win-win' outcome for all, with an overriding emphasis upon looking to the future. In Mediation Skills you will also cover the use of negotiation and compromise strategies.
As a student on this module you will be introduced to the rights and responsibilities attached to land. You will study Ownership, Occupation, Transfer of land, and the Rights of people over property owned by others.
In this module you will be introduced to major aspects of the English Legal System including its sources, practices and procedures, and its personnel. You will gain a thorough understanding of Equity and the Common Law, the effects of European Community law on the English legal system, judicial precedent, statutory interpretation, the jury system, Tribunals, Law Centres, and Legal Aid.
You will examine the basic principles of Tort Law within a social and economic context. As a student on this course you are given the opportunity to form a critical assessment of the Law of Tort and the way in which it works in practice. You will also examine the European dimension of tort law through relevant directives, regulations and case law of the European Court of Justice.