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Undergraduate Course: Family Law (LAWS10075)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaLaw Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe law relating to the family, including the law of husband and wife and parent and child. There will be emphasis on the law in relation to social change and on proposals for reform.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Family Law Ordinary (LAWS08101)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  No Quota:  40
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralSeminarStream 1 (students are assigned a stream in advance and only attend one)1-27 09:00 - 10:50
CentralSeminarStream 2 (students are assigned a stream in advance and only attend one)1-27 14:00 - 15:50
First Class Week 1, Tuesday, 09:00 - 10:50, Zone: Central. Room L04, Old College for both streams. First class for stream 2 is Tues 2-4pm
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The aims of this course are:

& To develop the analytical and critical skills of students by detailed examination of the contemporary problems which arise in the field of family law in Scotland, with reference to some comparative material from other jurisdictions;
& To foster critical understanding and evaluation of specific areas within the domain of family law;
& To instil in students an ability to criticise constructively current laws and to suggest and evaluate possible reforms in the light of prevailing social economic and political conditions.
& To develop the written and oral skills of students through class discussion and written assessment.

By the end of this course students should be able:

& To draw on their expert knowledge of family law in Scotland to deal with problems in the field;
& To comment critically on the current state of the law;
& To formulate policy with respect to legal issues affecting families in Scotland;
& To use their knowledge to frame recommendations for law reform;
Assessment Information
essay and written exam
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Anne Griffiths
Tel: (0131 6)50 2057
Email: anne.griffiths@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Susan Leask
Tel: (0131 6)50 2344
Email: susan.leask@ed.ac.uk
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