Core Module Information
Module title: Legal System and Skills

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW07105
Module leader: James McDougall
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Court system in Scotland: civil and criminal; the Prosecution system; Children's Hearing system; Ombudsmen; Lesser Courts and Tribunals; Legal Practitioners; Sources of UK and EC and EU law; Judicial precedent and Institutional Writers; UK and Scottish legislation. Students will also learn some fundamental legal skills such as how to carry out legal research electronically and in paper form, how to how to read and interpret legislation; how to read cases how to take notes in class and how to prepare for a variety of assessments such as essays, problem questions and examinations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop study skills appropriate to the study of law
LO2: Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between civil and criminal law
LO3: Explain the means of dispute resolution
LO4: Identify the main sources of law
LO5: Explain the roles of legal practitioners
LO6: Demonstrate written communication skills

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: James McDougall
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1,2,4,6 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Essay 50 1,3,4,5,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LAW07105 - Legal System and Skills