Core Module Information
Module title: Legal Skills

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

Module code: LAW07113
Module leader: Michal Piegzik
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law

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

Description of module content:

This module with provide you with the basic knowledge and skills required for future legal education during the LLB course. It will also furnish you with the ability to work in a legal and wider-professional environment. The topics you will learn about include understanding and finding legal sources, using legal argumentation, analysing statute law, case law and legal research.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1 Show knowledge and understanding of domestic and international sources of law with their typology, legal terminology and research methods in law.
LO2 Identify and find up-to-date legal information using paper and electronic repositories.
LO3 Analyse and discuss about the statutory law provisions, case law and legal research works.
LO4 Identify various methods of legal reasoning and use them in oral statements and written texts, including using recognised methods of citation and referencing based on OSCOLA.
LO5 Summarise case law and statutory law to demonstrate legal reasoning and present different views, including existing legal research.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michal Piegzik
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 175
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 60 1,2,3,4,5 8 , WORDS= 2000
Portfolio 40 1,2,3,4,5 12 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LAW 07113 Legal Skills