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Hey all,

I was wondering which of these modules would you consider to be quite interesting and not too complicated.

Company Law
Comparative Law
Competition Law
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Employment Law
Environmental Law
Evidence
Family Law
Human Rights
Immigration and Race Relations
Intellectual Property Law
International Criminal Justice
International Trade Law
Landlord and Tenant
Legal History
Medical Law
Mooting
Public International Law
Remedies
Restitution
Sexuality and The Law
Sport, Law and Regulation
Telders/Jessups (International Law (Mooting))
Welfare Law.


I can only pick 3, and was thinking of picking: Employment Law, Landlord and Tenant Law, and Sports Law. Would you regard these as interesting? I heard Landlord and tenant is quite boring.

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Reply 1
I'd go for Family, Company and Sport. I really enjoy Company, I found Family incredibly easy and although I've never formally studied Sports Law, I've done bits and pieces and enjoyed it because I'm interested in the context...

It's really quite difficult to say. Do your university not provide you with any summaries of the modules or something that you could base your decisions off? It's a very subjective thing, I don't particularly enjoy Human Rights law but a lot of people on my course enjoyed it. Most of my friends think I'm a bit mad for liking Company as much as I do.
Reply 2
Original post by LostInLaw
I'd go for Family, Company and Sport. I really enjoy Company, I found Family incredibly easy and although I've never formally studied Sports Law, I've done bits and pieces and enjoyed it because I'm interested in the context...

It's really quite difficult to say. Do your university not provide you with any summaries of the modules or something that you could base your decisions off? It's a very subjective thing, I don't particularly enjoy Human Rights law but a lot of people on my course enjoyed it. Most of my friends think I'm a bit mad for liking Company as much as I do.


I quite like your choices actually. Family for high street firms, and Company and Sports for more commercial firms.

Well at this present time, they havent really spoken to us about choosing modules for next year, i just thought i might aswell start enquiring on the matter.

Did most people find Family easy and straight forward? Obviously being a law module nothing is straight forward, but it would be nice for something to actually make sense the first time you read it :biggrin: Also what did Company law involve?

Thanks for the help!
Reply 3
I am not studying degree level law (yet!) but I work with landlord and tenant law weekly and thoroughly enjoy it, it's fascinating to me. Give it a go? :smile:
Reply 4
Do not do evidence if you want something easy! I am doing it and its more complicated than you'd think!

I've done family law and medical law and both were pretty easy :smile: I didn't enjoy medical law though because it was more debating than the law, and I am the nerdy type who likes all the complicated legal stuff and less opinions! I am doing company law and its excellent, and not overly complicated!
Reply 5
Original post by *BB*
I am not studying degree level law (yet!) but I work with landlord and tenant law weekly and thoroughly enjoy it, it's fascinating to me. Give it a go? :smile:


I might do, i enjoy land law, a lot of difficult decisions to make :biggrin:

Original post by Sazzy890
Do not do evidence if you want something easy! I am doing it and its more complicated than you'd think!

I've done family law and medical law and both were pretty easy :smile: I didn't enjoy medical law though because it was more debating than the law, and I am the nerdy type who likes all the complicated legal stuff and less opinions! I am doing company law and its excellent, and not overly complicated!


Would you say Company law would be better than Employment law.

Then this would mean id have to make a choice between Family, Sports, Company, Employment and Landlord and Tenant :O
Reply 6
Original post by llb_ant

Would you say Company law would be better than Employment law.

Then this would mean id have to make a choice between Family, Sports, Company, Employment and Landlord and Tenant :O


Thing is, I'd recommend choosing modules based on what you want to practice in, to some extent, as well as what you have an interest in and what you think you'd be good at. Theres no point taking something for the sake of it simply because everyone says it is easy - you have got to do something you will enjoy in order to succeed in it as well. Plus when you go for your training contract interview they will ask you why you chose to study family law and employment law if you want to be a corporate lawyer, for example.

I want to work in family law but I studied: family law, medical law, evidence and company law as my options. The only deviant in there for me was company law, and to be honest I might have a hard time explaining that one! But, I did it because it sounded interesting and I didn't want to stick simply to ONE area... however, its recommended that you tailor your modules to the area that you want to practice. Just saying... :smile:
Reply 7
Original post by llb_ant
I might do, i enjoy land law, a lot of difficult decisions to make :biggrin:


I presume it'll be a cross between land and contract :smile:
Reply 8
Human Rights is an absolute gift all you do is search the UN websites.
Reply 9
Hi there! I am currently completing my third year and take both Company law and also Legal history. I have found these to be thoroughly enjoyable. I am particuarly enjoying legal history, although (as expected), a lot of the extra work consists of reading old sources which are sometimes difficult to interpret. However, the module is very interesting as it allows me to see how the English law has developed over time.
Reply 10
Original post by Sazzy890
Thing is, I'd recommend choosing modules based on what you want to practice in, to some extent, as well as what you have an interest in and what you think you'd be good at. Theres no point taking something for the sake of it simply because everyone says it is easy - you have got to do something you will enjoy in order to succeed in it as well. Plus when you go for your training contract interview they will ask you why you chose to study family law and employment law if you want to be a corporate lawyer, for example.

I want to work in family law but I studied: family law, medical law, evidence and company law as my options. The only deviant in there for me was company law, and to be honest I might have a hard time explaining that one! But, I did it because it sounded interesting and I didn't want to stick simply to ONE area... however, its recommended that you tailor your modules to the area that you want to practice. Just saying... :smile:


Yeh i know what you are saying, but the thing is that i dont actually know for sure what i want to specilise in or whats interesting to me really. Which is why i want to pick a variety of modules which deals with different areas.

Which is why id like to pick a commercial module for commercial firms and possibly a module such as family or landlord and tenant for more high street firms.

Its quite hard though, i was having a look at Company law earlier, and it seems quite interesting in terms of how the law effects but businesses and stuff. If got an interest in property, which is why id like to study landlord and tenant, although dont know whether it would be interesting or not.

Its a shame we can only pick 3 modules really :frown:

Original post by *BB*
I presume it'll be a cross between land and contract :smile:


Thanks for the help :smile:

Original post by Singh_10
Hi there! I am currently completing my third year and take both Company law and also Legal history. I have found these to be thoroughly enjoyable. I am particuarly enjoying legal history, although (as expected), a lot of the extra work consists of reading old sources which are sometimes difficult to interpret. However, the module is very interesting as it allows me to see how the English law has developed over time.


I wouldnt particularly be interested in legal history tbh, but thanks for the help :smile:
Landlord and Tenant can be fairly complicated - it is land law, after all.

Depends entirely where your interests lie, there are too many good subjects in that list to pick one. Do you like statutory subjects or common law subjects; do you like essay-based subjects or mainly-problem-question subjects; and what are your favourite modules so far?
Reply 12
Original post by jacketpotato
Landlord and Tenant can be fairly complicated - it is land law, after all.

Depends entirely where your interests lie, there are too many good subjects in that list to pick one. Do you like statutory subjects or common law subjects; do you like essay-based subjects or mainly-problem-question subjects; and what are your favourite modules so far?


I dont really know what im interested in really, i do enjoy land law the most. The modules im studying this year are: Land law, Commercial law, European Union, Judicial Review and Human Rights law, and Criminal.

In terms of whether i like statutory subjects or common law, im not sure. I do tend to favor statute more since its not as contradictory like common law, but saying that i have no problem with common law.

What modules did you study? Ive been looking and reading around today and Company and Sports law seem interesting.
Original post by llb_ant
I dont really know what im interested in really, i do enjoy land law the most. The modules im studying this year are: Land law, Commercial law, European Union, Judicial Review and Human Rights law, and Criminal.

In terms of whether i like statutory subjects or common law, im not sure. I do tend to favor statute more since its not as contradictory like common law, but saying that i have no problem with common law.

What modules did you study? Ive been looking and reading around today and Company and Sports law seem interesting.


If land law is your favourite subject, then I think you are clinically insane but nonethless you should definitely do landlord and tenant law. Its fairly interesting if you are into that kind of thing, there is a fair bit to the subject, its mostly land law (leases in particular) and it has a great deal of practical application (now you will understand your tenancy agreement!). Its also quite statutory (but not as much as Family or Company law which are very statutory).

In my third year I did EU, Trusts, Commercial, Conflict of Laws, Company law. Did Legal History, Public International, Contract, Land and Family in my second year.

If you are a fan of land law, I think your basic instinct of preferring statutory subjects is probably correct. Here is one star for statutory subjects and two stars for very statutory subjects, three stars for company law because its just that statutory:

Company Law***
Comparative Law
Competition Law*
Criminology and Criminal Justice*
Employment Law*
Environmental Law**
Evidence
Family Law**
Human Rights*
Immigration and Race Relations**
Intellectual Property Law*
International Criminal Justice
International Trade Law
Landlord and Tenant*
Legal History
Medical Law
Mooting
Public International Law
Remedies
Restitution
Sexuality and The Law
Sport, Law and Regulation*
Telders/Jessups (International Law (Mooting))
Welfare Law***

Don't know about sports, but I imagine it is mostly a mix of civil law subjects such as tort, contract and IP.

Company law can be interesting or hellish depending on your take. It is EXTREMELY statutory, at least 90% of the course is studying the Companies Act 2006 (which, incidentally, is longer than the full statute books for other subjects all by itself). Its a good choice if you are interested in the commercial/contract side of things (as is Restitution). If you plan to go into private practice doing anything coprorate/commercial, Company law is the most useful subject you can do at university - though you will get re-taught all of the important bits of company law on the LPC anyway, so if your interests do not lie in the commercial sphere there isn't that much point.
Original post by jacketpotato

Don't know about sports, but I imagine it is mostly a mix of civil law subjects such as tort, contract and IP

With increasing amounts of EU thrown in for fun. :frown:
Reply 15
Original post by jacketpotato
If land law is your favourite subject, then I think you are clinically insane but nonethless you should definitely do landlord and tenant law. Its fairly interesting if you are into that kind of thing, there is a fair bit to the subject, its mostly land law (leases in particular) and it has a great deal of practical application (now you will understand your tenancy agreement!). Its also quite statutory (but not as much as Family or Company law which are very statutory).

In my third year I did EU, Trusts, Commercial, Conflict of Laws, Company law. Did Legal History, Public International, Contract, Land and Family in my second year.

If you are a fan of land law, I think your basic instinct of preferring statutory subjects is probably correct. Here is one star for statutory subjects and two stars for very statutory subjects, three stars for company law because its just that statutory:

Company Law***
Comparative Law
Competition Law*
Criminology and Criminal Justice*
Employment Law*
Environmental Law**
Evidence
Family Law**
Human Rights*
Immigration and Race Relations**
Intellectual Property Law*
International Criminal Justice
International Trade Law
Landlord and Tenant*
Legal History
Medical Law
Mooting
Public International Law
Remedies
Restitution
Sexuality and The Law
Sport, Law and Regulation*
Telders/Jessups (International Law (Mooting))
Welfare Law***

Don't know about sports, but I imagine it is mostly a mix of civil law subjects such as tort, contract and IP.

Company law can be interesting or hellish depending on your take. It is EXTREMELY statutory, at least 90% of the course is studying the Companies Act 2006 (which, incidentally, is longer than the full statute books for other subjects all by itself). Its a good choice if you are interested in the commercial/contract side of things (as is Restitution). If you plan to go into private practice doing anything coprorate/commercial, Company law is the most useful subject you can do at university - though you will get re-taught all of the important bits of company law on the LPC anyway, so if your interests do not lie in the commercial sphere there isn't that much point.


Thanks, this is quite detailed which is great! :smile:

Im definately taking Company law then, and quite possibly Sports law (even though its quite mixed). I will most likely want to work in a commercial firm, and a lot of people keep telling me to take employment law because its highly regarded, would you agree or would you recommend something else?

How would you rate Legal History in terms of difficulty and being interesting?
Original post by llb_ant
Thanks, this is quite detailed which is great! :smile:

Im definately taking Company law then, and quite possibly Sports law (even though its quite mixed). I will most likely want to work in a commercial firm, and a lot of people keep telling me to take employment law because its highly regarded, would you agree or would you recommend something else?

How would you rate Legal History in terms of difficulty and being interesting?


I'm not sure I'd agree with it being particularly highly regarded. A useful subject and relevant to commercial firms, yes, but not any more highly regarded than other subjects.

Employment is a little more specialist/specific than something like Company law (which affects absolutely everything and ALWAYS needs to be borne in mind when you are dealing with companies), so should be taken if you have a genuine interest in employment issues - if you are not interested in employment issues do something else.

I thought Legal History was absolutely brilliant. I've always seen myself as someone who is at the best with the general law of obligations (contract, tort, restitution and certain aspects of equity and how they fit together), and that is essentially what Legal History is about, it really helps you to understand. It is a species of History though, so if you aren't interested in History you'd be crazy to take it. Plus no problem questions, only essays, which demands a different approach to studying the subject than other areas of law (you study most subjects in a way that focuses on problem questions).
Reply 17
Original post by jacketpotato
I'm not sure I'd agree with it being particularly highly regarded. A useful subject and relevant to commercial firms, yes, but not any more highly regarded than other subjects.

Employment is a little more specialist/specific than something like Company law (which affects absolutely everything and ALWAYS needs to be borne in mind when you are dealing with companies), so should be taken if you have a genuine interest in employment issues - if you are not interested in employment issues do something else.

I thought Legal History was absolutely brilliant. I've always seen myself as someone who is at the best with the general law of obligations (contract, tort, restitution and certain aspects of equity and how they fit together), and that is essentially what Legal History is about, it really helps you to understand. It is a species of History though, so if you aren't interested in History you'd be crazy to take it. Plus no problem questions, only essays, which demands a different approach to studying the subject than other areas of law (you study most subjects in a way that focuses on problem questions).


Well there is a lot of thinking on my part, but will most probably pick Company law and ill think more clearly on the others.

Thanks a lot for your help!
Reply 18
Original post by Sazzy890
Do not do evidence if you want something easy! I am doing it and its more complicated than you'd think!

I've done family law and medical law and both were pretty easy :smile: I didn't enjoy medical law though because it was more debating than the law, and I am the nerdy type who likes all the complicated legal stuff and less opinions! I am doing company law and its excellent, and not overly complicated!


hey, was wondering what books with your recommend for family?
Reply 19
Original post by llb_ant
hey, was wondering what books with your recommend for family?


I use Alison Diduck and Felicity Kaganas "Family Law, Gender and the State". Another good one is Family Law by Jonathan Herring.

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