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2022 Spring


Radka MacGregor
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Legal Systems and Methods is an introduction to the English legal system and describes the distinctiveness of the common law approach as a legal methodology. The module is vital in initiating students into the process of legal research and the understanding of legal reasoning. This course aims to achieve an overview of the central institutions and processes of the English legal system and to introduce students to techniques of legal interpretation and legal research.

Here is the course outline:

1. Part C: Legal System - 11th Chapter SG and CASE NOTE

Jan 17, online

Courts in the English legal system

2. 12th Chapter SG

Jan 24, online

The constitutional role of judicairy

3. 13rd Chapter SG

Jan 31, online

Judicial Appointment and Diversity

4. 14th Chapter

Feb 7, online

Legal Professionals.

5. Review Part C: Legal System - 11th - 14th Chapter SG

Feb 14, online

Essay Drafting with Feedback.

6. 15th Chapter SG and CASE NOTE

Feb 21, online

The civil justice system

7. 16th Chapter SG

Feb 28, online

Access to civil justice and legal aid

8. 17th Chapter SG !!! CATCH-UP CLASS on FRIDAY (no class on March 7th)

Mar 4 2pm .. 4pm, ONLINE only /no hybrid class/

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

9. 18th Chapter SG

Mar 14, online

The criminal justice system

10. 19th Chapter SG

Mar 21, online

The investigation and prosecution of crime

11. 20th Chapter SG

Apr 4, online

The jury

12. Review Part C: Legal System - 15th - 20th Chapter SG

Apr 11, online

Essay drafting with feedback.

13. Last Lesson - Review

Apr 25, online


14. FIRST Extra Lesson - Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Act 2003 + EXAM 2021

Apr 28 3pm .. 5pm, ONLINE only /no hybrid class/

ONLINE Thursday

15. SECOND Extra Lesson - EXAM 2020

May 6 12pm .. 2pm

ONLINE FRIDAY 6th MAY 12 to 2 pm

16. THIRD Extra Lesson - Exam 2018-2019

May 13 12pm .. 2pm

ONLINE Friday May 13 from Noon to 2 pm

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