Family Law (FR) LAW1037
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Law
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
Family Law is designed to provide a grounding in the key elements of Family Law and to develop certain key skills.
1 lecture PER WEEK - Monday 1100-1200. 1 hour workshop (60 minutes duration per fortnight)
Family Law (LAW1004)
3000 word coursework assignment (100%)
■ To provide a firm grounding in the structure and content of Family Law.
■ To explain and illustrate, through a programme of lectures and workshops, the basic principles and concepts of Scots law in this area.
■ To examine Family Law in sufficient detail to meet the requirements for professional exemption.
■ To assist students in the interpretation and application of statutory materials.
■ To enhance students' problem-solving skills through the identification of legal issues in complex problems, the application of relevant legal rules, and achievement of resolutions to the problems set.
■ To offer guidance in the framing and presentation of written legal argument.
■ To highlight areas where the law is subject to doubt or disagreement, and to encourage independent thought.
■ To assist students in the development of research methods and enhance their familiarity with different sources of law.
■ To encourage critical analysis, and enhance essay-writing skills.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Show a clear and thorough understanding of the basic principles and concepts of Family Law.
■ Interpret and apply statutory material relevant to Family Law.
■ Define accurately and explain clearly the legal issues in complex problems, supported by the appropriate authority.
■ In areas where the principles are subject to doubt or disagreement, to undertake research to identify such arguments and make informed choices on the legal rules applicable.
■ Demonstrate an ability to plan how to resolve problems and rank competing arguments.
■ Construct and present a coherent and well-argued account of individual issues.
■ Research, extract and combine information from a variety of sources.
■ Work to deadlines and plan work accordingly.
■ Work independently.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.