Modules for course MT10 | LLB/LCS
LLB Law with Contemporary Chinese Studies

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • SXL-1110: Public Law (20)
    The module comprises two distinct areas of law: constitutional law and administrative law. In addition, it provides students with an introduction to human rights law and the key provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998. Lectures on constitutional law include the sources of constitutional law, constitutional doctrines, the institutions of the Constitution and the influence of human rights law and EU Law on the Constitution. The section of the course devoted to administrative law provides an introduction to this area of law and focuses on the role of the judiciary and the workings of judicial review.
  • SXL-1112: Contract Law (20)
    The module will provide the student with the foundations governing the formation and enforceability of contracts (promise, acceptance and agreement), areas of capacity, intention, legality and certainty of terms. The module includes the remedies available to the parties to a contract and the doctrine of privity of contract. The module will also cover an outline of the law of restitution.
  • SXL-1113: Introduction to Law (20)
    The module introduces the student to the English Legal System, providing a framework to study what is Law, how the system operates and the system in a social context. The module examines the court structure, both civil and criminal, the judiciary, lawyers and the role and significance of lay participation in the system (magistrates, juries and tribunal members) and the development of Human Rights Law. Where relevant, comparisons will be drawn to the Welsh body of law that is emerging from the devolved administration. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical analysis of the system as it moves into the 21st century, in comparison with other countries and with attention to its history.
  • SXL-1115: Legal Skills (20)
    The module introduces the student to practical legal study skills such as: effective note-taking, legal essay writing, legal problem solving, presenting an argument, mooting, team working, effective time management, revision techniques etc. Students will be guided in effective application of these skills to researching the law (using the law library, on-line sources, finding legislation, finding cases etc.), reading the law (reading legislation, reading law reports, reading academic legal literature etc.), constructing oral argument and defending legal argument, and analysing and evaluating the law.
  • LXN-1401: Beginners' Chinese (10) Core
    This course is designed to provide an introduction to elementary Mandarin Chinese with the emphasis on developing practical listening, speaking and reading skills. The course will focus on the linguistic skills necessary to cope with a range of daily life situations and introduce students to aspects of Chinese culture. Students will also begin familiarisation with Chinese characters. The module will initially be taught in English with a gradual increase in the use of Chinese. The emphasis of the module will be on communication and acculturation with a view to preparing students for travel, commerce and work in the global context. The course will follow the topic-based set textbook with supplementary material provided where appropriate. Textbooks: Integrated Chinese. Level 1 Part 1 (3rd edition), ed. by Yuehua Liu and Tao-chung Yao, Nyan-Ping Bi, Liangyan Ge, Yaohua Shi (Boston Cheng & Tsui Company, 2008). Textbook required: simplified characters (not workbook). Recommended seller: cypressbooks.com. On orders placed before 31 October, quote the code 'studentt2014' to receive a 10% discount.
  • SXL-1507: Contemporary Chinese Studies 1 (20)
    This module aims to cover the following: 1. Chinese Nationalities and Religions; 2. Managing International Business in China.

Semester 2

  • SXL-1110: Public Law
    The module comprises two distinct areas of law: constitutional law and administrative law. In addition, it provides students with an introduction to human rights law and the key provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998. Lectures on constitutional law include the sources of constitutional law, constitutional doctrines, the institutions of the Constitution and the influence of human rights law and EU Law on the Constitution. The section of the course devoted to administrative law provides an introduction to this area of law and focuses on the role of the judiciary and the workings of judicial review.
  • SXL-1112: Contract Law
    The module will provide the student with the foundations governing the formation and enforceability of contracts (promise, acceptance and agreement), areas of capacity, intention, legality and certainty of terms. The module includes the remedies available to the parties to a contract and the doctrine of privity of contract. The module will also cover an outline of the law of restitution.
  • SXL-1113: Introduction to Law
    The module introduces the student to the English Legal System, providing a framework to study what is Law, how the system operates and the system in a social context. The module examines the court structure, both civil and criminal, the judiciary, lawyers and the role and significance of lay participation in the system (magistrates, juries and tribunal members) and the development of Human Rights Law. Where relevant, comparisons will be drawn to the Welsh body of law that is emerging from the devolved administration. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical analysis of the system as it moves into the 21st century, in comparison with other countries and with attention to its history.
  • SXL-1115: Legal Skills
    The module introduces the student to practical legal study skills such as: effective note-taking, legal essay writing, legal problem solving, presenting an argument, mooting, team working, effective time management, revision techniques etc. Students will be guided in effective application of these skills to researching the law (using the law library, on-line sources, finding legislation, finding cases etc.), reading the law (reading legislation, reading law reports, reading academic legal literature etc.), constructing oral argument and defending legal argument, and analysing and evaluating the law.
  • LXN-1402: Beginners' Chinese Plus (10) Core
    This course is designed to further develop students¿ skills in Mandarin Chinese with the emphasis on enhancing practical listening, speaking and reading skills. The course will focus on the linguistic skills necessary to cope with a range of daily life situations and introduce students to further aspects of Chinese culture. Students will be familiarised further with Chinese characters. The module will be taught in a combination of English and Chinese. The emphasis of the module will be on communication and acculturation with a view to preparing students for travel, commerce and work in the global context. The course will follow the topic-based set textbook with supplementary material provided where appropriate. Textbook: Integrated Chinese. Level 1 Part 1 (3rd edition), ed. by Yuehua Liu and Tao-chung Yao, Nyan-Ping Bi, Liangyan Ge, Yaohua Shi (Boston Cheng & Tsui Company, 2008). Textbook required: simplified characters (not workbook). Recommended seller: cypressbooks.com. On orders placed before 31 October, quote the code 'studentt2014' to receive a 10% discount.
  • SXL-1507: Contemporary Chinese Studies 1
    This module aims to cover the following: 1. Chinese Nationalities and Religions; 2. Managing International Business in China.

Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • SXL-2110: European Union Law (20)
    The module will provide the student with a comprehensive overview of the political institutions and processes of the European Union and will include the European Court of Justice and its jurisdiction; the sources and general principles of the Law of the European Union; the relationship between the Law of the European Union and National Law. There will also be an introduction to the main area of substantive law of the European Union.
  • SXL-2113: Criminal Law (20)
    The module will allow the student to study the modern English criminal law, in particular the law relating to: Introduction; Actus Reus; Mens Rea; Negligence and Strict Liability; General Defences; Parties to Crime; Inchoate Offences; Homicide; Non-fatal Offences against the Person; Offences under the Theft Acts 1968 and 1978: Theft and Related Offences; Offences involving Deception; Further Offences under the Theft Act; Criminal Damage; Sexual Offences.
  • SXL-2211: Equity and Trusts (20)
    The module will allow the student to study the relationship between Equity and Common Law and cover areas of trusts as used for family or commercial or for public charitable purposes. A study will be made of express, resulting and constructive trusts of property, trustees powers and obligations and the nature and scope of fiduciary obligations. The student will be able to identify the nature and scope of equitable rights and equitable remedies including tracing, freezing injunctions, search orders, specific performance, imposition of personal liability to account as constructive trustee, estoppel entitlements to property or compensation and the developing principle of unconscionability.
  • LXN-2421: Intermediate Chinese (10) Core
    As per the aims stated, this course is designed to further develop students’ skills in Mandarin Chinese. This course is still very much practice-based, focusing on listening and speaking, with a balance between communicative activities, structure practice, grammar and reading. 1. Consolidate the essential structures of Chinese and develop both vocabulary and range of language structures. 2. Further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening, productive skills in speaking, reading and writing. 3. Deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of the customs, culture and society of China and develop students’ awareness of the general social and cultural background of Chinese.
  • SXL-2507: Contemporary Chinese Studies 2 (10)

Semester 2

  • SXL-2112: Tort (20)
    The module will allow the student to study the modern English law of torts, in particular the law relating to: negligence, nuisance, liability for psychiatric injury, occupiers liability, product liability, trespass to the person, defamation and other major torts to allow the students to apply the general principles and defences.
  • SXL-2113: Criminal Law
    The module will allow the student to study the modern English criminal law, in particular the law relating to: Introduction; Actus Reus; Mens Rea; Negligence and Strict Liability; General Defences; Parties to Crime; Inchoate Offences; Homicide; Non-fatal Offences against the Person; Offences under the Theft Acts 1968 and 1978: Theft and Related Offences; Offences involving Deception; Further Offences under the Theft Act; Criminal Damage; Sexual Offences.
  • SXL-2211: Equity and Trusts
    The module will allow the student to study the relationship between Equity and Common Law and cover areas of trusts as used for family or commercial or for public charitable purposes. A study will be made of express, resulting and constructive trusts of property, trustees powers and obligations and the nature and scope of fiduciary obligations. The student will be able to identify the nature and scope of equitable rights and equitable remedies including tracing, freezing injunctions, search orders, specific performance, imposition of personal liability to account as constructive trustee, estoppel entitlements to property or compensation and the developing principle of unconscionability.
  • LXN-2422: Intermediate Chinese Plus (10) Core
    As per the aims stated, this course is designed to further develop students’ skills in Mandarin Chinese. This course is still very much practice-based, focusing on listening and speaking, with a balance between communicative activities, structure practice, grammar and reading. 1. Consolidate the essential structures of Chinese and develop both vocabulary and range of language structures. 2. Further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening, productive skills in speaking, reading and writing. 3. Deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of the customs, culture and society of China and develop students’ awareness of the general social and cultural background of Chinese.
  • SXL-2506: Intro to Chinese Legal System (10)