Skip to main content

Teaching & Learning Strategies

Throughout the law programme, the Faculty has been committed to deploying the best pedagogical approaches to law teaching and students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process. Comprehensive study guides are provided and courses are delivered in a variety of ways including lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and moot court exercises. Blended teaching approaches of face-to-face and online lectures are also used. All teaching methods attempt to serve a common aim; the building of knowledge, experience and understanding. Students are expected to participate fully in all activities from attendance at lectures and tutorials (whether online or in person) to individual and group work in workshops and moot exercises.

The Faculty is also committed to the integration of skills into the curriculum. By this we mean the acquisition of intellectual skills (research, analysis and problem-solving); transferable skills (study & communication, skills, time-management and group work; and legal skills (drafting, research, advocacy, interviewing and negotiation). Although students will encounter many of these in the context of the professional practice course, such skills are also seen as relevant to the undergraduate degree. They are tools by which law and the legal process can be understood. They also equip students to move towards a career in law.

Assessment on the law programme follows University regulations and consists of written coursework, oral presentations and examinations. Where appropriate group work as well as individual performance is assessed. In each course, students will know in advance the assessment criteria used. Students are encouraged to make use of the very resourceful Faculty of Law Library to enhance their learning experience.