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Undergraduate Course: Family Law (LAWS10075)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Family Law Ordinary (LAWS08101) OR Family Law (Ordinary) (LAWS08126)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  24
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 38, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 351 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 67 %, Coursework 33 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) essay and written exam
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
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;
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsFamily hons
Contacts
Course organiserProf 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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