This page is for the academic year 2018-19. The current handbook year is 2021-22
THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE STATE
||Available in 2018/19
||M103 Law (with Year Abroad)
Excluded Combination of Modules
- To provide a general understanding of the basic institutions, concepts and principles relating to the relationship between the individual and the State.
- The European Convention on Human Rights (machinery; introduction to key rights and Convention concepts); Human Rights Act 1998; legal accountability of the executive (the prerogative and judicial review).
- Students should be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the law relating to the relationship between the individual and the state.
- Students should be able to ability to apply the law of the United Kingdom relating to the relationship between the individual and the state and analyse and understand its development.
- Students should be able to demonstrate basic analytical and writing skills, including the ability to work independently and for the student to take responsibility for his/her own learning
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Lectures are used primarily to impart knowledge - and also to suggest approaches to evaluation and critical analysis;
- Tutorials will be used to develop and enhance students capacity for legal-problem solving in a particular factual situation, evaluative critical analysis and their appreciation of laws' linkage with broader fields of enquiry;
- Assignments (formative) are used both to develop problem-solving skills, the ability to engage in sustained evaluation of proposed schemes of reforms, and the ability to evaluate the law in a critical and contextual way
- Summative assessment tests the ability to focus on relevant legal issues and organise knowledge and argument appropriate to questions raised. The examination questions will provide the means for students to demonstrate the acquisition of subject knowledge and the development of their problem-solving skills.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
||Normally: two in Michaelmas; three in Epiphany
|Staff office hours
||Normally weekly during Michaelmas, Epiphany and Easter Terms
|Preparation and Reading
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
Two essays of about 1500 words each.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University