English Legal System and Method
Area of Study
Taught In English
Successful prior study of law
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module provides the incoming level 5 student with sufficient understanding of the
English legal system (ELS) ? courts, procedure and sources of law ? in order to make
sense of their legal studies. It also provides a toolkit of legal method, meaning skills for
legal research and writing in their other academic legal studies and in legal practice.
Topics covered include:
? Sources of law
? Civil courts
? Criminal courts
? Statutory interpretation
? Civil procedure,
? Criminal procedure 1
? Criminal procedure 2
? Alternatives to the civil courts
? Legal profession
? Revision/exam technique
Teaching: 1-hour lectures and 2-hour seminars
STUDY OPTION 1:
? 1.5 hour unseen Exam (50%)
? Coursework (50%):
? A slim portfolio evidencing legal and transferable research and writing
skills, such as Westlaw and Lexis certificates, a brief piece of legal
drafting, case and/or statute analysis, and self-marked tests on
precedent and statutory interpretation, citations and using a law library.
STUDY OPTION 2: Alternative Assessment: Coursework assignment (TBC)
STUDY OPTION 3: Alternative Assessment: Coursework assignment (TBC)
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.