Through a series of lectures and seminars you will be introduced to the sources of law and the English Legal System; reading and interpreting statutes and reading and interpreting case law. Skills development sessions are incorporated into the weekly sessions and include how to access and read the course literature, how to deliver presentations and write according to academic conventions.
The Introduction to Law Short Course builds on the skills you have gained from work and life experiences to prepare you for studying a degree. You will also develop your academic skills, including how to:
- be an effective learner by understanding the expectations of Higher Education
- read analytically by using established techniques to master complex tests
- think critically and engage in legal debates
- research academic topics using UEL's award-winning library facilities
- write academic essays
- use academic conventions to acknowledge sources of information
- work in groups
- design and deliver an academic presentation.
Teaching and learning is achieved through lectures, group activities, presentations, guided reading and writing tasks, independent and online learning. You will be fully supported throughout the course with lots of opportunities to use UEL’s facilities and support services.