This course will focus on developing students’ knowledege
and understanding of the English Legal system and areas of private and public
law within the law of England & Wales. The course includes the
following main topics:
Nature of the Law and the English legal system Criminal Law
Tort Human Rights
Students will learn about different sources of Law and the
role Law plays in society as well as exploring law and morality, law and justice
and the rule of law. The modules on the English legal system will look in depth
at law making, the role of parliament and the European Union in designing
legislation and passing reforms. Students will gain an understanding of
the Legal system including the civil courts, criminal courts, the judiciary and
other forms of dispute resolution as well as investigating legal personnel roles
and exploring access to justice and funding.
The Criminal Law section will focus on the rules and theory
of criminal law, liability, different types of offences such as robbery,
assault, manslaughter etc and their defences.
The Tort section will explore the rules and theory of civil
wrongs such as breach of duty, negligence, liability for injury or economic loss
and consider the possible defences and remedies.
Finally the Human Rights topic will cover theories in human
rights, it will explore human rights in the aftermath of the Second World War as
well as international aspects such as the UN and the EU. Students will
examine specific articles of the major conventions on human rights as well as
considering their restrictions and enforcement.