This programme is suitable if you would like to study law in another European jurisdiction. Years one and two are the same as for the core LLB programme: in year one, you will study five compulsory modules spread over the two semesters, together with the choice of one additional module in semester two. You will also experience mooting and team-building programmes. In year two, there are five compulsory modules spread over the two semesters; and one optional module choice in each semester. Your third year of study will be at one of our designated universities in Europe, choose from Athens, Malta, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna. You will then return to the UK to complete your final year, which comprises the compulsory full year Legal and Research and Writing Module and a selection of optional modules. Additionally, you will have the option to select one Curriculum Innovation Module offered by another academic unit within the University.
The LLB Honours Bachelor of Laws (European Legal Studies) takes a rigorous approach to the study of law in which you will develop a detailed understanding of the content of law; skills of critical analysis and practical application of laws. The programme enables you to explore the complexity of law as a practice by considering social, political and historical contexts of the law as well as the relationship between legal concepts and how the law applies to resolve practical legal problems. The programme has been specifically designed to fulfil the needs of those going into the legal professions and who require a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) but provides a firm foundation for careers in other areas.
Southampton Law School is a top performer in national mooting competitions; students participate in pro-bono activities, including BarLink, Business Clinic, Employment Law Clinic, Family Law Clinic, Housing Clinic, and Streetlaw. 100 per cent of our research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for the research environment we provide to staff and students (REF, 2014). We have exceptional academic and personal, legal and employability skills programmes and our programmes are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council of England and Wales as qualifying law degrees (QLD). For more information visit: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/lawemployability
The Law School at Southampton has been delivering high quality undergraduate degrees in Law for over 60 years. Our alumni occupy leading positions in the legal profession in the UK and around the world. Our law degree is also an avenue to exciting careers in business, government, media, and politics.
Delivered by our expert academic staff working at the cutting edge of legal research into society's problems, the curriculum has been designed to provide you with a strong foundation in the core subjects, coupled with opportunities to pursue a range of optional modules of your choosing.
Year one Core modules: Criminal Law, Public Law: Foundations, Foundations of Contract Law, Legal System and Reasoning, Legal Skills
Choose one optional module in Semester 2: Historical Development of the Common Law, Philosophical Perspectives on the Common Law
Year two Core modules: Property Law: Land Law, The Law of Torts, Remedies in Contract and Tort, Public Law: Administrative Justice, Property Law: Equity and Trusts
Choose one optional module per semester: Criminal Justice, Employment Law, Family Law: Children, Parents and the State, Health Care Law and Bioethics, Principles of Commercial Arbitration Law, Introduction to Commercial and Maritime Law, Foundations in Criminal Evidence Law, Introduction to Public International Law, The Laws of the EU Internal Market
Year three year abroad Students: will spend this full academic year abroad, at a designated European University, thereby becoming a participant in the Erasmus+ Exchange programme. During this year, students study aspects of the legal system and substantive law of that country, taking four modules or equivalent in each semester.
Final Year Core modules: You will complete a supervised, 10, 000 word legal dissertation as part of our ï¬nal year compulsory Legal Research and Writing module
Choose three optional modules in Semester 1 and three in Semester 2: Admiralty: (Liability), Carriage of Goods by Sea (Charterparties), Commercial Conï¬‚ict of Laws and International Litigation, Company Law - Structures and Players, Crime in Law, Literature and Film, Crime and Punishment: Issues and Perspectives, Equality at Work, Globalisation and Law, Insurance: Introduction to Insurance Contract Law, International Commodity Sales, International Criminal Law, IP Law: Copyright and Designs, Law and the Human Body, Law and Society, Miscarriages of Justice, Politics of Crime Control, Renting Homes Law and Policy, CIP Module outside School of Law, Language Module, Admiralty Law: (Enforcement and Limitation of Liability), Carriage of Goods by Sea (Bills of Lading), Child Support Law, Constitutional Law of Canada, Company Law - Corporate Finance and Insolvency, Competition Law, Family Law: State Regulation of Adult Relationship Formation and Breakdown, Health Care Law and Politics, History of English Private Law, Home Ownership, Insurance: Introduction to Insurance Regulation, International Trade Finance; IP Law: Passing Oï¬€ , Trade Marks, Breach of Conï¬dence and Introduction to Patent Law, International Cybercrime Law, Theories of Law and Justice, Transitional Justice: Law, War and Crime, Literature and Culture, Youth Justice
Each module that you study is assessed to ensure you have met each of the learning outcomes; this is termed summative assessment. For Semester 1 modules, exam based assessment will take place in January and for Semester 2, and full year, modules in May/June. Normally by November of each year you will be informed of the summative assessment deadlines for each module. Each module will also provide you with one formative assessment before you complete your summative assessment. This is intended to provide you with an understanding about your progress in that module. Formative assessment does not count towards your final mark in the module. Your degree result will be calculated by reference to the modules that you study in the Part 2 (2nd Year) and Part 3 (4th Year) of your study. In order to obtain the degree title LL.B (Hons) Bachelor of Laws (European Legal Studies), you must meet certain requirements in the year abroad (3rd year) - see the website for more information.
We use a variety of different summative assessment methods; the precise approach depends on the individual module. For the core subjects most modules assess by examination, some by essay, or a combination. There is a degree of variation in the examination method adopted, with some using seen and open-book examinations instead of the traditional unseen examinations. Optional modules are also predominantly assessed by various forms of examination and essay, although a number employ different forms of assessment such as small group presentation, blog entry, portfolio, law reform project or oral presentation.