Politics and Law

If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme. Most of our modules are taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials. They are accompanied by tutorials that give students the opportunity to discuss readings and key issues in small groups. At the end of this joint degree, students will have developed the ability to analyze domestic political questions and current affairs across the world in their various dimensions.

Legal Practice – Clinical legal education has been established for many years in countries such as Canada and the United States as an excellent way of both training practitioners and achieving wider educational aims. This module is designed to allow LLB students the opportunity to experience law in practice. Due to the exceptionally close supervisory nature of the clinical legal education experience, only a small number of students will be able to choose this module. Those who take the module will be given a unique opportunity to experience real life clients and to practice law in a fully operational legal office. They will gain the skills required to take a legal enquiry, interview a client, identify and research the legal issues, and advise the client on the potential outcomes available. Transitional Justice – This module will provide you with an introduction to contemporary human rights issues as they impact on societies coming out of conflict.

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For part-time courses which require attendance on particular days and times, an expectation of the days of attendance will often be included in the letter of offer. Social Justice – An understanding of the relationship between the state and citizen, and the contractual and moral obligations of each, is the key to understanding the changing nature of the law as it relates to social justice issues. The pioneering Art Law module at Goldsmiths is strongly grounded in the university’s rich heritage in the creative arts. To achieve the above, you’ll be taken outside and beyond the classroom, getting contact with key players such as NGO experts, policymakers and members of international institutions. In this module, you’ll learn to place international law within its political context. You will consider how international relations and politics impact on the contours of international law, and how international law can be used as a tool for conducting international relations.

  • This could include advising a business start-up to meet a business’s objectives or applying the understanding of principles of contract law to advise a business client entering into a contractual arrangement.
  • Employment Lawdeals with an important business resource, namely its employees and one of the most important forms of exchange between business and clients, namely contracts for the sale and exchange of goods.
  • Kent Law School has a specialist Law Clinic and Mooting programme, which allow you to experience both real and simulated legal practise.
  • Applicants from group 2 universities are considered with 3-year full time working experience in education.

Recent graduates have gone into areas such as local and central government, the diplomatic service, EU administration, financial services, non-governmental organisations, journalism, international business or international organisations. The final part of the module will look at the regulatory and governance challenges SPC poses, focusing on social media as a case study. It will examine the potential and limitations of different governance models (e.g., state vs self-regulation) to regulate the algorithmic techniques, operators, and digital content of SPC. This question is posed from the perspective of a potential legal practitioner, in particular, an advocate. With that question in mind, the aim of the module is to equip students – as potential advocates, but also in general – with a range of transferrable reasoning skills.

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Finally, the experiences of each category will be examined through testimonies in an attempt to access some degree of experiential knowledge of war and peace. Due to the sensitive nature of the material examined, the module will not be using lecture capture. The second part of the module treats argument and arguing formally, both by mapping the standard forms of argument, and by showing formally how to pick out a bad argument from a good one.

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Such events sometimes attract members of the bar and legal academics, providing a great networking opportunity. This module will provide students with the opportunity to engage in professional written advocacy through the use of practical legal documents such as writs, civil bills, skeleton arguments, opinions and affidavits. It will also provide students with the opportunity to get ‘on their feet’ and deliver their arguments to the court or have the opportunity to question witnesses in the simulated cases that will form the basis of the module. Traditional law and technology courses have looked to the regulation of new technologies, and therefore the restrictive power of law on the use and development of new technologies . This module looks at the other side of the picture; the ways in which new technological developments will influence the future development of law, legal service provision and access to justice.

Assessment is through continuous feedback, written examinations, assessed essays and oral presentations. You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. It will start with an overview of International Relations theories and an exploration of whether non-Western International Relations theories will be a better alternative in understanding the development and security challenges in the Asia-Pacific.

This module examines the role of international humanitarian law in situations of armed conflict and the extent to which it applies to military operations in societies emerging from conflict. International humanitarian law may play a role in mitigating the effects of the use of armed force, for example in regulating the conduct of hostilities and in the protection of civilians; but it also permits high levels of violence provided certain core rules are observed. The module provides a survey of the political history of the two states which were born out of the partition settlement in 1921. It examines the constitutional frameworks, political institutions along with Anglo-Irish and North-South relations up to the troubles and the peace process. Typically, for a module predominantly delivered through lectures you can expect at least 3 contact hours per week (lectures/seminars/tutorials). The precise model will depend on the course you apply for and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons.