Undergraduate 

Common Law (graduate entry) LLB

Jurisprudence (Common Law - FR) LAW2046

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Law
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

Jurisprudence is the study of law and legal concepts in their historical, philosophical and sociological contexts

Timetable

1 hour lectures Monday at 1000 and Friday at 1400 in Semester 1 together with 5 x 1 hours tutorials.

Excluded Courses

Jurisprudence (LAW2007)

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

2 hour written examination - 2 questions in December exam diet

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to enhance students' understanding of law by placing it in its theoretical, philosophical and sociological contexts.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

· basic relations between law, justice and rights
· theories of natural law and human rights

· theories of legal system and legal order

· basic approaches in the sociology of law


In addition, students will demonstrate an ability to


· think and argue about legal concepts, topics and issues

· demonstrate skills of selecting relevant ideas, balancing and evaluating them

· present concepts and arguments both orally and in written form coherently and effectively

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must complete all elements of assessment.