Constitutional Politics, Law and Theory LLM

It gives you the opportunity to explore a number of important and controversial issues in the modern law. The module seeks to provide an understanding of the civil and criminal justice systems and to encourage you to analyse, critique and challenge current rules and practice. This module will complement other substantive law modules, particularly criminal law. European Law – This module provides an overview of the constitutional principles and legal institutions of the European Union.

  • Introduces thinking philosophically about the law and familiarises you with the main methodological and normative questions concerning the law and its legitimacy.
  • It will also help you to develop you own awareness and experience of conducting research.
  • The review of the contemporary legal structure closes with discussion of the procedure which homeless applicants will undergo and a review of the law and policy relating to allocation policies.
  • Critically, the module will examine transitional legal issues in a number of jurisdictions and look at the applicability of a number of central themes to the Northern Ireland transition.
  • LSE provides generous financial support, in the form of bursaries and scholarships to UK, EU and overseas students.

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. For students who are from backgrounds or personal circumstances that mean they are generally less likely to go to university, you may be eligible for an alternative lower offer. In this module you will develop an understanding of the most important features of the history of the development of the non-West. You will look at the distinctive political dynamics characterising the contemporary non-West and consider the thoughts of prominent non-Western political thinkers.

The Politics of Law and Courts

Again, students will be expected to develop their own skills in these regards, using rhetoric and other devices both to support good argument and to lend weak argument greater persuasive force. Towards the end of the module, the law of tort is placed in its contemporary context of the so-called “Compensation Culture”. It considers whether the relationship between tort law and its context can explain its shape or contemporary debates about it. These broader topics, with consequences for law reform, will be explored in seminars and in exam essay questions. On our taught courses, you will have scheduled teaching and study sessions each year. Scheduled teaching sessions may include lectures, seminars, workshops or laboratory work.

The Law with Politics and Human Rights dissertation is a structured piece of writing, supported by the sustained investigation of topics relating to Law, Politics and human rights, and/or their interactions. Writing an extended piece of work in this area will be an intellectually rewarding process, which will impart essential law-related and transferable skills. This module equips students with a sound understanding of, and the ability to critically analyse and apply, the theories underpinning the law of Tort.

Additional entry requirements

Emphasis will be placed on all four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will play an active role in the weekly two-hour classes, engaging in role-plays, short conversations, videos, authentic texts and listening materials. On enrolment to the module, you will complete a language induction form and be placed into a language level group appropriate for your prior knowledge of your chosen language.