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1 LLB (Hons) International Law Module Information Year 1 Law of Contract and Problem Solving This module develops students knowledge and understanding of the law of contract. You will study the underlying theories and classifications of contracts, terms and remedies and learn how to apply your knowledge to solve legal problems. Public Law and Human Rights This module develops your understanding of constitutional law with particular reference to the main institutions of the state. You will explore the power relationship between the individual and the state and the legal protection of the liberties and fundamental rights of the individual within the UK. You will also develop your understanding of the law and practice of Judicial Review. Legal Method An introduction to the English and Welsh legal system, as well as common law legal systems more generally. Study the concept and classification of law, sources of law and the structure and jurisdiction of the courts. Foundations and Challenges of International Relations Provides an essential political context for your study of international law, covering the historical background to international relations, conflict and cooperation, the role of the state, war and economics.

2 Year 2 Criminal Law with Mooting Develop practical mooting skills that will enhance your employability. Mooting helps to develop your analytical, evaluative and application skills and you will learn how to argue within a ground of appeal, research and write skeleton arguments and use legal language effectively. You will also expand your knowledge of criminal law, covering topics such as general defences, theft and fraud. Law of Torts and Case Analysis The law of torts concerns civil wrongs, and in this module you will learn to interpret case law, determine relevant legal principles and assess the merits of legal reasoning. The module covers negligence, liability, nominate torts and case analysis skills. European Union Law and Report Writing This module provides an international perspective combining commercial, political and social elements within a core legal context. You will be introduced to the European Union and learn about EU law in the national courts, applying your knowledge to solve legal problems. Land Law and Professional Advice Apply rules to solve legal problems in relation to land ownership. You will study the distinction between real and personal property, estates and interest in land and the concept of the trust. You will also begin to draft professional advice in a property law context. Public International Law Develop your understanding of public international law and of related current legal issues. The module will provide an introduction to public international law and identify sources of public international law.

3 Year 3: Core Modules You will undertake the Path to Professional Practice or an Independent Law Research Project module. Path to Professional Practice Develop key transferable skills in preparation for professional practice. You will hone your client interviewing, legal writing, drafting and negotiation skills through a series of case scenarios and related case materials. International Law Independent Research Project* You will plan, research and write your own project on a chosen legal subject. You will be allocated a project supervisor who will provide guidance throughout the process and expertise in your chosen area. Law of Trusts and Applied Legal Analysis This module helps you acquire high-level knowledge and understanding of the law of trusts, developing your ability to examine decided cases in detail. The module covers a range of topics including classification of property, generation of property and management of properties and you will learn how to apply your knowledge, undertaking structured analysis of complex fact patterns. *Students may take both Path to Professional Practice and the Independent Research Project (also available as an optional choice) if they wish.

4 Year 3: Optional Modules You will also choose four modules (of least two of which must be international law modules) from the following: Comparative Law An introduction to the essential characteristics of different foreign legal systems. Learn to critically compare and contrast these systems, both with each other and the English legal system. Commercial Law Enhance your understanding of commercial law within a practical and business context. Company Law Acquire high-level knowledge of company law. You will solve legal problems and study a number of topics including limited and unlimited liability, shareholders rights and the dissolution of companies. Criminology and Criminal Justice Enhance your understanding of criminology and criminal justice issues. You will learn about the significance of crime statistics, the media and crime, hate crime, prisons and sentencing. Employment Law Learn to apply your legal knowledge to solve employment law problems. You will study both collective employment law and individual employment law. Evidence Study the rules and principles of evidence in legal proceedings and learn how to apply the law of evidence to factual situations. Family Law An introduction to the principal themes of English family law including marriage, divorce law, civil partnership, cohabitation, protection against domestic violence and parental responsibility. Human Rights Develop your understanding of human rights in an international context, exploring topics including the right to life, right to a fair trial, freedom of religion and freedom of expression.

5 Year 3: Optional Modules Continued Immigration and Asylum Law Study the principal themes of UK immigration and asylum law and consider the scope for reform. You will learn about the current legal framework of immigration, international refugee law and asylum. International Competition Law Explore the differing approaches to international competition law and the key institutions and initiatives. You will develop your knowledge of the role of economic theory and consider future developments. You will cover a range of topics including cartels and the international enforcement of competition law. International Criminal Justice Understand the rationale for international criminal justice, its historical development and the problems regarding its legitimacy. You will examine international criminal tribunals, sources of law and substantive law and consider the offences of genocide and terrorism. International Human Rights Develop a critical awareness of the key issues in international human rights law and its social and political context. You will focus on the foundations of human rights and international human rights organisations International Trade Law Gain the professional skills needed in a modern commercial environment. You will investigate the principles and regulation of the international carriage of goods and apply principles to solve international trade disputes. Insurance Law and Practice Study the contractual, commercial and regulatory environment of the insurance market.

6 Intellectual Property Law An introduction to intellectual property law, its rationales, its economic function within the legal environment and of the international influences on the practice of the law. You will study the law of copyright and patents and gain an awareness of design law. Law in Practice This module has been designed to enable you to use legal and law-related work, paid or voluntary, for academic credit towards your degree. You will undertake at least 50 hours work either in one of our pro bono projects or with a law firm, advice agency or other voluntary organisation in the UK or abroad. Laws of Armed Conflict Develop your knowledge of the international laws relating to armed conflict, terrorism and the self-determination of peoples. Consider the growth and scope of modern international war crimes and current debates in the field. Private International Law Develop your knowledge and understanding of private international law together with an ability to analyse and apply the law in depth across a range of subject areas. This module covers a range of topics including jurisdiction, contracts and torts. United States Law To develop knowledge and understanding of the essential characteristics of the United States Legal System and to enable students to critically compare and contrast such characteristics with the essential characteristics of the English Legal System. Sexuality and The Law Develop an awareness of the concept of sexuality from legal, moral and sociological perspectives, balancing the needs of the victim and the defendant. Sports Law Acquire knowledge and understanding of the law pertaining to the regulation of sporting activity. You will also learn to identify broader issues impacting on the relationship between sport and the law and develop awareness of the impact of globalisation on sports law.

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