LL.B (Hons) in Law


1Introduction

Introduction

1University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

1Scope of Syllabus

Scope of Syllabus

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Panel of Lectures

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Entry Requirements

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Programme Structure

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Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality

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Career Prospects

 

Introduction



The LLB (Hons) degree provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required by prospective law students and sets out the foundations for learners to gradually become professional lawyers in Sri Lanka.

The LLB (Hons) degree awarded by the University of Wolverhampton (UoW) is structured in such a way to give sufficient exposure of the domestic legal components to the students rather than delivering a programme with exclusive foreign curriculum. Thus this LLB programme is compatibly relevant to the Legal System and practices pursued in Sri Lanka.

The content of the LL.B Degree delivered by the (UoW) through BCAS has been suitably customized to educate and train Sri Lankan students to enter the legal profession in Sri Lanka in a smoother manner. Accordingly, the curriculum of the first two academic years is structured based on the legal system existent in Sri Lanka and the third year curriculum is structured in accordance with the curriculum of the University. It is also noted that we, in our curriculum deliver the core modules such as Constitutional Law, Law of Contract, Law of Tort, Family Law and Criminal Law.

The usual three years of LLB course has been structured into two broad stages with two academic years as Stage One and the entire third year as Stage Two. The third year builds upon the previous two years of study to provide students with knowledge of the legal system studied, familiarity with its institutions and procedures and an understanding of how law fits together and operates in comparable jurisdictions. Students will demonstrate progression through their course of study and develop the ability to apply knowledge to problem situations and provide solutions to unresolved debates demonstrated over a wide number of legal issues.

The overall aim is that students will be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks with guidance in Core areas which they have studied and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of IT and engage with Blended Learning and technology supported learning. A strong focus will be placed on the 3 key attributes of digital literacy, knowledge and enterprise and a focus on international and global issues.

 

This qualification therefore aims to foster intellectual, professional and ethical development of students while also contributing to the competencies necessary for an effective career as a legal professional. This is achieved by providing for several curricular activities inter alia moot court practice, debate competitions and court visits.

Entry Requirements



 
GCE O/L
 
GCE A/L Stream
 
GCE A/L Results
Three Simple passes
GCE O/L English
Credit pass
GCE A/L English
 
Other
 
Age
18+

 

 

University of Wolverhampton



The University of Wolverhampton has a long history of providing students with the opportunities presented by a first class education.

As a major player in the UK higher education sector, the UoW continue to excel in the areas that have contributed to their excellent reputation: award-winning teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, international partnerships, strong business links and innovative research.

Today's modern University can be traced back to Wolverhampton’s Mechanics’ Institute and College of Art in the mid-1800s. These institutions, together with teacher training and health colleges that were later incorporated, developed their rich heritage and tradition of academic excellence in vocational higher education.

The UoW continue to be guided by it’s coat of arms’ motto ‘Innovation and Opportunity’ by widening participation in education and offering an outstanding portfolio of courses that challenge students to realise their potential. The quality of its teaching and learning was praised recently when the University received a commendation, the highest possible accolade, following the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) 2015 review.

 

University’s contributions to knowledge transfer, economic development, wealth creation and social justice position it as an active, pioneering institution on a local, national and global scale.

Programme Structure



         

Year

Semester

Modules

GL Hours

Credits

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

21597B - Legal System

60

15

21610B: Law of Contract

60

15

21599B: Criminal Law  

60

15

21605B: Law of Tort

60

15

       

2

21598B: Constitutional Law 

60

15

21603B: Company Law 

60

15

21604B: Employment Law 

60

15

21607B: Family Law 

60

15

         

2

3

21601B: Evidence

60

15

21606B: Law of Property 

60

15

21612B: Human Rights Law 

60

15

21608B: Interpretation of Statutes   

60

15

       

4

21609B: Commercial Law

60

15

21611B: International Law

60

15

21600B: Jurisprudence

60

15

21602B: Project on Legal Research 

60

15

         

3

5

6LW012: Equity and Trust

40

20

6LW026: English Communications Skills for Law

40

20

6LW016: International Trade & Finance Law

40

20

       

6

6LW005: Contemporary issues in EU Law

40

20

6CJ003: Law of Criminal Evidence

40

20

6LW002: Research Methods and Projects

40

20

 

 

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Criminal Evidence

 

 

This module aims to develop a critical knowledge and understanding of the law of criminal evidence and, in particular, how it operates in practice. 

 

This will include examination of such fundamental principles as the burden of proof, the right to silence, the privilege against self-incrimination, legal professional privilege, identification evidence, the exclusion of improperly obtained evidence and opinion evidence.

 

Equity and Trusts 

 

This module aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles underpinning equity and trusts.

 

There will be particular focus on the nature and creation of express private trusts, formality requirements, secret trusts and the administration of trusts, including the powers and duties of trustees. Study will be based around thorough analysis of the relevant case law.

 

 

International Trade and Finance Law

 

The module aims to give you a contextual understanding of how different contracts interlock to bring about an international trade transaction.

 

The studies cover general principles and key topics relating to international sale of goods, international carriage of goods, cargo insurance, and payment and financing in international trade.

The extent to which the law has to adapt legal principles to address some of the novel legal problems created by modern commercial practice is explored.

 

 

Contemporary Issues in European Law 

 

The module provides the opportunity to examine the relationship between the European Union and national legal orders through the exploration of the principles of direct effect, supremacy of EU Law and the ability to claim damages for breaches of EU law through the doctrine of state liability.

 

Emphasis will be placed on substantive aspects of the European Union, its internal market and the social dimension of European integration through scrutiny of the effectiveness of existing freedoms, rights and obligations under EU law and how they apply to individuals, business and governments both within and outside the European Union.

 

Study of the free movement of goods, fiscal and non-fiscal barriers to cross-border trade, and free movement of workers will also be involved, addressing the legal framework underpinning economic migration between Member States, competition and equal treatment of men and women in employment.

 

 

 

Company Law

 

The module aims to convey the fundamental principles of company law in respect of the creation and constitution of the limited company.

 

 

As such, the module seeks to convey the study of the conceptual formation and significance of the registered company in the context of the relevant companies’ legislation.

 

 

 

English Communication Skills for Law

 

English communication skills are vital for law students to prosper in the legal profession both as an academia and a practitioner.

As such law students require a range of skills to be in par with the requirements of the profession.

This module will therefore broadly cover writing, reading, listening and speaking skills required of a law student.

 

 

 

Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality



In order to maintain the quality and standard of the examinations conducted and several other assessment methods, all work of the 1st and 2nd years of the programme is subject to an internal verification process referred to as the ‘Internal Verification’, conducted by the ISVU (Internal Standard Verifiers’ Unit) where the internal verifiers approved by Edexcel UK will verify the work of all the students prior to finalizing of the results. The said verified work is then subject to third verification process called External Verification (EV) whereby representatives from the Edexcel UK visit the Institute twice a year to verify the work of the students. Every such EV is meticulously conducted based on previous EV reports setting out the feedback, comments and/or recommendations if necessary.

In respect of the final year, all examinations are conducted by the British Council and the coursework is submitted online to the University. Each student will have an IT account with the University whereby students are given the opportunity to access the relevant materials of prgramme as that of an internal student of the University. Furthermore, all academic work of the 3rd year is monitored by the Quality Assurance Unit of the University of Wolverhampton.

It is also to be noted that in respect of all academic years, a minimum of 80% attendance is mandatory for students to sit for the examinations and to submit relevant coursework. Furthermore, all 3rd year modules are delivered, corrected and moderated by the lectures of the University of Wolverhampton who deliver these modules to the internal students of the University in UK, thereby assuring that our students are exposed to a harmonious blend of local and international learning experience and so to maintain the same level of standard required by the University. 

 

In order to facilitate the studies further and in addition to the online library facility, recommended books are available in the BCAS campus library along with internet facility. 

Panel of Lectures



 

 

Career Prospects



The LLB (Hons) degree provides a Sri Lankan qualifying law degree which allows successful graduates to progress for direct admission to the Sri Lanka Law College to qualify as a legal professional. 

Extra-Curricular Activities



The students have the opportunity of taking part in Extra-curricular activities such as moot court practices where the students can practice the art of litigation and experience what it’s like in a real court. Also students can take part in debate competitions, essay competitions, quiz competitions and court visits.