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Postgraduate Course: Criminal Court Practice (LAWS11251)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryTo develop the practical skills and knowledge in relation to the process of criminal litigation and related matters in Scotland, including criminal procedure and practice and ethical and professional issues.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Lecture Hours 19, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 33, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 33, Other Study Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 10 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Sheriff Court Exercise
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Classwork 50%, Exam 50% (must pass both elements)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Criminal Court Practice9:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Criminal Court Practice2:00
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to:-

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the procedural sequence of events in summary and solemn procedure in the Sheriff Court and in the High Court.
Demonstrate the ability to conduct incidental motions and intermediate diet in a summary complaint.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the operation of the Criminal Legal Aid scheme both as to advice and as to representation.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the obligations on a solicitor in relation to Legal Aid both generally, and with particular reference to a change of agency in a criminal case.
Demonstrate the ability to make a plea in mitigation in a straightforward summary complaint.
Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding as to how a straightforward summary trial is conducted.
Demonstrate the ability to conduct incidental motions and intermediate diet in a summary complaint.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the appeal procedures which are open to an accused person following conviction and sentence.
Demonstrate Professionalism
Understand the Regulatory Framework and Professional Standards
Demonstrate Writing and Drafting
Understand Professional Relationships and Team Working
Understand the Solicitor-Client Relationship
Understand Duties to the Profession
Understand Conflict of Interest
Demonstrate Advocacy
Understand Duties to the Court
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Laura McBrien
Tel:
Email: Laura.mcbrien@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Margaret Stewart
Tel: (0131 6)50 2004
Email: margaret.stewart@ed.ac.uk
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