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Unit information: Constitutional Rights in 2021/22

Unit name Constitutional Rights
Unit code LAWD10013
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Mr. Burton
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department University of Bristol Law School
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

This unit will introduce the student to a range of public law processes by which the relationship between the individual and the state is mediated and individual rights protected. Topics covered include: the rule of law; judicial review; Human Rights Act 1998; freedom of expression and religion; freedom of information and official secrecy; legal responses to terrorism.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit a successful student will be able to:

  • Understand the legal processes by which the relationship between the individual and the state is mediated in England and Wales, and the principles which underpin these;
  • State the law accurately;
  • Apply legal principles to hypothetical problem case scenarios;
  • Think critically about ways in which the law and institutions operate and means by which they could be reformed.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a variety of asynchronous and synchronous activities

Assessment Information

1 x summative assessment: Timed Open Book Assessment with a specified word count (100%)

The assessment will assess all of the intended learning outcomes for this unit.

Resources

If this unit has a Resource List, you will normally find a link to it in the Blackboard area for the unit. Sometimes there will be a separate link for each weekly topic.

If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. LAWD10013).

How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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