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LA1104 - Legal Concepts

[Not offered in 2020]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject aims to introduce students to a set of core concepts that lie at the foundation of law. These are: legal personality and liability; obligations,contract and property; good process, rights and sovereignty. The purpose of the subject is provide students with basic conceptual and analytical knowledge and skills for understanding the nature and functions of different branches of law.

Learning Outcomes

  • to enable students to identify key concepts and organising principles forming the law;
  • to enable students to use these concepts as analytical tools for understanding and critically assessing the nature, functions and branches of law;
  • to enhance and develop students' ability analyse the conceptual underpinnings of the law as the body of principles, rules, mechanisms and actors central to governance;
  • to develop students' conceptual and critical awareness of the role of law in regulation, social control , dispute settlement and for arranging economic, political , social, environmental and cultural relations.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • other exams (15%)
  • assignments (35%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.