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Teaching & Learning Strategies

Throughout the LLB programme, students are encouraged to become actively engaged in the learning process. Courses will be delivered in a variety of ways including lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and moots. All teaching methods will attempt to achieve a common aim (the building of knowledge, experience and understanding). Students will be expected to participate fully in all activities from attendance at lectures and tutorials to individual and group work in workshops and moot exercises. There will be regular use of case studies as vehicles for exercising particular topics, for example, Introduction to Trial Advocacy Course requires students to act out a simulated case, and to learn the taking of instructions to the trial of the matter. In the Law of Contract, a case study is used to illustrate various aspects of the law including the formation, terms, discharge and remedies. Again, students will be involved in oral presentations as well as written submissions.

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 LLB 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. Whenever possible assessment is used as a means of supplementing the student’s learning experience.