INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH LAW AND LEGAL METHOD

Who is the programme aimed at?

This programme (taught exclusively in English) is aimed at:

  • International lawyers,

  • International law students, and

  • others working in the legal field

who have no, or only basic, knowledge of English law, the English legal system, Common Law, and legal method, and want or need a thorough introduction.

 

English Level Required:

Good intermediate level (strong B1) and above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. All applicants for the programme will receive a free 30-minute assessment and giving the opportunity for discussion before they commence the programme.

 

Programme Content

In this programme, we will explore the English legal system, the structure of English law, how laws are made, and interpreted, and how the English common law system works. We will then look at several areas of English substantive law, including contract law, tort law, criminal law, business law, and employment law, as well as procedure and evidence (civil and criminal).  

 

Programme Structure

The programme, which involves around 70 hours of teaching time, offers a mixture of ‘lectures’ (around 40 hours) and tutorials (around 30 hours). During the programme, you will have the opportunity to write at least two essays on a legal topic (to be decided in consultation with your tutor). During the course, you will receive a mid-term progress report and, at the end of the course, a final overall assessment.