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Teaching and Learning

Teaching

Teaching is primarily by lecture and tutorial class, but some modules are taught by discussion groups and seminars.

Lectures

The principal teaching method in the school is the lecture class. The vast majority of undergraduate modules involve lecture classes on a weekly basis.

Tutorials

The school relies heavily upon the tutorial class in its teaching programme. You will be assigned to a tutorial class for each module studied. The group, which is usually made up of no more than eight students, meets on a fortnightly basis for each module to discuss pre-arranged questions and any other problems with the tutor.

Seminars

Some of the second and final-year undergraduate optional modules are taught by the seminar method. This is a method, midway between the tutorial and the lecture, involving presentations from staff and students which are discussed by the class as a whole.

Skillegal programme

This is a series of optional workshops on skills such as presentation, communication and negotiation. Delivered by a range of law firms and chambers from London and the regions, the workshops are designed to be interactive and fun and to provide you with an understanding of the skills needed to become a successful lawyer. The legal profession will be looking for evidence of these skills when you apply for legal training in your penultimate year.

Assessment methods

Assessment is predominantly by written examination, although some modules are assessed only by coursework, and a few modules are assessed by a mixture of examination and coursework.

Where a module lasts for one semester, assessment is undertaken at the end of that semester. Where a module fills two semesters, assessment is at the end of the second semester, although your progress will be measured throughout the year.

Teaching and Learning

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Typical timetable

The undergraduate timetable varies from year to year and option to option. Typically, you will have 8-10 hours of lectures and two hours of seminars/tutorials per week. In addition to these contact hours, you should expect to undertake a substantial amount of private study per week.

 

 

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