- Module code
- 1015 /1015DL
- Module leader
- John Hockey
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 50 hours (Campus based) / 8 hours (distance learning)
- Teaching period
- Semester 1 (Campus) / Varies (Distance learning)
This module is delivered in three major units:
- The English legal system providing an introduction to the constitution and administrative law, civil v criminal law, the court and tribunal systems and sources of law. Knowledge of European Union law is developed, including the law relating to human rights. .An introduction to agency law.
- Contract (formation, terms, remedies for breach)
- Tort (negligence, nuisance, trespass, occupiers’ liability).
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Understand and explain how the English legal system is organised and administered
- Identify the different sources of law, for example, common law, national and European legislation and classify the different types of law e.g. civil versus criminal.
- Apply the laws of contract, tort, agency, constitutional and administrative law in a practical context
|Coursework||Individual coursework assignment||40%|
|Examination||Exam (2 hours)||60%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Card, R., Murdoch, J. and Murdoch, S. (2011). Real Estate Management Law. 7th ed, OUP
- Murdoch, J. (2009) Law of Estate Agency. 5th ed. EG Brooks
- Taylor, R. and Taylor, D. (2011) Contract Law Directions. 3rd ed. OUP
E-Books (available through RAU library)
- Elliott, C. and Quinn, F. (2013) Tort law. 9th edn. Pearson Education.
- English Legal System; 2010-2011. (2010) 7th ed. Routledge-Cavendish. (Lawcards)
- Wild, C. and Weinstein, S. (2013) Smith & Keenan’s English Law. 17th ed. Pearson