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LancasterUniversityLawSchoolisoneofthecountry’stop

20lawschools,withanoutstandingreputationforitsresearch,

whichrangesfromtraditional‘blackletter’lawtocritical,

socio-legalandinterdisciplinaryresearch.Inthe2008Research

AssessmentExercise90%ofLancasterUniversityLaw

School’sresearchwasratedasofinternationalstanding.

Key to Symbols

Note: Courses often last for more than one term.

FY
FY

Acoursetaughtthroughout

the academic year.

M
M

A

course taught in

the Michaelmas term (October – December).

L
L

A

course taught in the Lent

term (January – March).

LS
LS

A

course taught in the

Lent and Summer terms

(January – June).

S
S

A

course taught in the

Summerterm(April–June).

M or L
M
or L

Acoursetaughtineitherthe

Michaelmas or Lent term.

N /A
N
/A

A

course will not be taught

in

the year shown. It may

be taught in future years.

TBC
TBC

A

course which has not

yet been nally approved by the University.

Additionalsyllabusinformationcan be found at www.lusi.lancs.ac.uk/ OnlineCoursesHandbook/ ModuleCatalogue/Default.aspx

OurmainresearchareasareLawand Society,InternationalandEuropean Law,BusinessLaw,andHumanRights Law is taught at undergraduate level in theUnitedKingdomandthe Lancaster Law Department is fully

accredited by the legal professional bodies.

PostgraduateOpportunities

LLMsinEuropeanLegalStudies,

InternationalBusinessandCorporate

Law,InternationalHumanRightsand

HumanitarianLaw,LawinHistory,

Socio-LegalStudies;LLM/MAin

InternationalLawandInternational

Relations.

Furtherinformationcanbefoundat:

www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/law

Faculty

ProfessorDMilman,(Head),

RAusten-Baker,SBeresford,,IBryan,

IButler,MButler,BChatterjee,FDavis,

MDoupe,AFijalkowski,GFirth,

SFovargue,PLawton,AMacCulloch,

BMauthe,ProfessorSPicciotto,

ProfessorPRowe,DSeymour,

ProfessorSSkogly,Professor

DSugarman,JSummers.

StudyAbroadAdviser

Tobeadvised.

LancasterUniversity

LAW206

CompanyLaw

+ Terms taught:

+ Credits: 8 semester credits or 16 ECTS credits

FY
FY

Thecompanylawcoursecovers the key areas of company law from incorporation to insolvency including corporatepersonalityandpiercing thecorporateveil,thecompany’s constitution,contractsand companies,directors’dutiesand minorityshareholderprotection. Also covered is the law relating to share and loan capital and companychargesleadingintothe administrationprocedureandother insolvencyregimes.Relevanttheories

relating to the corporation and its role

in society generally are considered.

and discrimination). You will be introduced to some of the theoretical basisregardingthesocio-legal construction of gender (as distinct

from that of sex). The course explores legalrulesandpracticesthatmake classi cations both on an individual’s sex (whether one is a man or woman) and also on the social consequences of sex and gender.

The syllabus is likely to include Introduction to Gender Studies;

FeministJurisprudence;Introduction to Michael Foucault; Introduction to Queer Theory; Exploring the

LAW257

InternationalLawI

+ Terms taught:

+ Credits: 4 semester credits or 8 ECTS credits

M
M

This course is an introduction to international law, and to some currentinternationallegaltopics. It will cover the nature and sources of international law, its relationship to national and transnational law, statehood,self-determinationand independence,sovereigntyand

di

erence(s) between ‘sex’ and

jurisdiction;andtwosubstantive

LAW297

‘gender’;Anorexia;Pornography; Discrimination in the work place. (Topics are subject to the guest lecturers on the course).

topics: the law of the sea and internationalenvironmentallaw.

Introduction to

LAW251

ComparativeLaw

InternationalHumanRights

LAW213c

 
 

PublicLaw

+ Terms taught:

L
L
+ Terms taught: M + Credits: 4 semester
+ Terms taught:
M
+ Credits: 4 semester

+ Terms taught:

+ Credits: 4 semester credits or 8 ECTS credits

M
M

Thecoursecoversthefollowing

topics:constitutionallaw,theHuman

Rights Act and an introduction to judicialreview.Throughoutthecourse

a contextual approach is adopted

whichentailsdrawinguponhistorical,

political,comparativeand

jurisprudentialmaterials.

LAW250

GenderandtheLaw

+ Terms taught:

+ Credits: 4 semester credits or 8 ECTS credits

L
L

This course seeks to explain, analyse andevaluatethelegalrules,concepts andvaluesgoverningandregulating gender and the law. It will take law as an object of study and seek to examine therelationshipbetweengenderand the law. It will explore the notion that law is a representation of a world that hasverydistinctiveandidiosyncratic characteristics (such as bigotry

+ Credits: 4 semester credits

or 8 ECTS credits

The course aims to introduce you to the content of human rights as protected by international human rightslaw,andthestructuresand procedures in place to monitor their implementation. It will focus on a

widerEuropeancontext,andthe internationalcontextthroughthe United Nations system. It will be based on an interdisciplinary approach and

discuss a variety of substantive topics

in terms of current human rights

standards. This will partly be a study of international treaties, such as the

International Covenant on Civil and

PoliticalRights,andtheInternational Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and partly on the study of speci c protection for vulnerable groups, such as minoritiesandchildren.

You should at the end of the course be

able to identify in general terms what

is a considered a human right, what is

considered violations of human rights, therelevantobligationholdersand structures available to seek remedies forhumanrightsviolations.

or 8 ECTS credits

The course provides an introduction to the comparative analysis of legal phenomena, such as law, lawyers and courts, and questions the extent to whichnationallegalculturesare converging.

You will be introduced to the ‘common law’ and ‘civil law’ traditions. In order to assist comparison, you will examine key features of a civil law system anditslegalculture.Apriorbasic

understanding of the English legal system is required and will be assumed during the course. This is important, as we will see how the systems considered di er from or resemble one another. You will be encouraged to think about the reasons of policy and principlethatliebehindspeci clegal institutionsandpractices.

StudyAbroadCourseHandbook2012

www.lancaster.ac.uk

LAW307

Courts, Law and Politics in ComparativePerspective

+ Terms taught:

+ Credits: 4 semester credits or 8 ECTS credits

+ Prerequisites: some prior pre-law study advisable.

L
L

Thiscoursecomparesandcontrasts thecrossingpointsbetweencourts, law and politics in several countries. It covers developments in the former Soviet Union, drawing on comparisons withpost-Sovietstates,Spain, andNorthAmerica.Thecourse investigatestherespectivecountries’ legal systems, how the adjudication of criminal justice and the processing of civildisputesconnectthelegalsystem to politics, and how ordinary citizens usethecourts.Whereappropriate, thecourseconsidersthesimilarities and the dramatic di erences as betweenAmerican,English,and Continentallegalsystemsandthe extent to which these diverse systemsareconverging.

LAW311

Responses to Massive HumanRightsViolations

+ Terms taught:

+ Credits: 4 semester credits or 8 ECTS credits

L
L

Thiscourseassessesthelegal, practical,politicalandmoralissues involved in using national courts and truth commissions to pursue accountabilityformassivehuman rightsviolations.

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LAW316

ImmigrationandAsylumLaw

+ Terms taught:

+ Credits: 4 semester credits

M
M

or 8 ECTS credits

LAW321

Principles of EU Labour Law

+ Terms taught:

+ Credits: 4 semester credits or 8 ECTS credits

L
L

+ Prerequisites: some prior

pre-law study advisable.

Thiscoursestudiestheemployment rights in the UK that have emanated from European initiatives. It is concernedwiththerightsthathave been directly transposed into the UK legal system as a consequence of EU

legislation, in particular EU Directives.

It adopts a critical approach to the

This course aims to introduce you to some of the core concepts of ImmigrationandAsylumlaw.Topics coveredwillincludethehistoryand nature of immigration law, asylum claims and limitations on grants of asylum,humanrightsandimmigration lawandappealsanddeportation.

LAW320

Principles of

EmploymentLaw

+ Terms taught:

+ Credits: 4 semester credits or 8 ECTS credits

subject in an attempt to unravel the extent and/or the limitations of the protections as they have been reproduced in the national context. Thecourseexaminesvariousaspects of EU social policy, in particular the protection against discrimination on

various grounds, the rights of workersin particular the protection against discrimination on to participate in employer decisions and protection of

to participate in employer decisions

and protection of health and safety.

This course aims to give an understanding of how the law regulatesemploymentrelationships within the context of the British industrialrelationssystem.The syllabus may include, but not be limited to: the development of

EmploymentLaw;sourcesand

institutions of Employment Law;

EmploymentLawandHumanRights; theEmploymentRelationship;the role of the ‘contract of employment’; formation of the relationship; discipline and termination of Employment;statutoryprotection fromdismissal;redundancy; unfairdismissal.

LAW328

CivilLibertiesandHuman

Rights

+ Terms taught:

+ Credits: 8 semester credits or 16 ECTS credits

FY
FY

Thecourseadoptsacriticaland contextual approach to the subject of civil liberties and human rights. It exploresthetheoreticalfoundations for the existence of freedoms and rights;thelegalmechanismsthrough whichfreedomsandrightsare securedandprotected;andthe justi able limitations on freedoms and

rights. It examines the legal protection

o ered by domestic law, the European

Convention on Human Rights, and, where appropriate, other sources of law. Speci c topics will be discussed, such as the freedom of expression, the right to life, and the exercise of police powers. Consideration of civil libertiesunderpressure,followingthe events of 11 September 2001 and July 2005, will be considered.