Roman Law or Introduction to Law ? Advice needed Watch
Could anyone at Oxford advise me on which of these two you would recommend ?
The factors I am interested in are ( in descending order of importance )
1. How interesting the material is
2. Amount of reading required
3. Difficulty of the material.
4. Relevance of the material
5. Relative difficulty in obtaining a Distinction.
I have looked at the material in the undergraduate law handbook at http://denning.law.ox.ac.uk/published/ughandbook.pdf I have done Latin ( but note that" No Latin is needed, nor is Latin an advantage" for Roman Law.) I have already done some law in Australia and have done the usual Australian Introductory Law subjects.
I am keen to get a Distinction in the mods ( if I can do that without going mad or completely ruining my social life )
I have read the latest BA examiners report at http://denning.law.ox.ac.uk/published/modsexam.pdf and note that in 2005 18% (25 ) of those doing Roman Law obtained Distinctions while 21% (21) of those doing Intro obtained Distinctions. I also note that, Roman Law appears more popular with 139 doing it while only 100 did Introduction to Law.
I'm not sure if this would affect your choice.