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Anti-Discrimination Law In Practice LAW3017

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Law
  • Credits: 30
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course, Anti-discrimination law in practice, focuses particularly on British discrimination law in its European Context.


Weekly 2 hour seminars - Friday 1300-1500.

Requirements of Entry

This course is only available to LL.B students


Degree exam - 70%; Case study - 30%.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To introduce students to the principles of British discrimination law;

To consider the development of British discrimination law within its European context;

To introduce students to the theoretical and contextual background of discrimination law;

To develop an awareness of the scope of British discrimination law;

To encourage an understanding of the application of discrimination law in practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students should:

· Be familiar with the theoretical and contextual background of British discrimination law
· Demonstrate an awareness of the scope of discrimination law
· Show a broad understanding of what constitutes unlawful discrimination
· Demonstrate an ability to evaluate critically British discrimination legislation and caselaw
· Understand how to apply discrimination legislation to factual circumstances
· Demonstrate an awareness of a range of issues involved in the application of the law in practice

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits