Socio-legal Studies Module: the Bristol Experience

MA McDermont, Morgan Bronwen, DS Cowan

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In this chapter we discuss the stand-alone ‘Socio-legal studies’ module that has been offered to undergraduate students at Bristol University since 2006. The module seeks to provide students with an encounter with law ‘from the outside’ through a social science lens. The chapter discusses first, the intellectual rationale behind the module; then we move on to the structure and content of the course. We then discuss the forms of assessment, providing some examples and discussing the students’ response to assessment. Finally, we look at the sort of students that have been attracted to the module and discuss their feedback to the content.
Translated title of the contributionSocio-legal Studies Module: the Bristol Experience
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrating Socio-Legal Studies into the Law Curriculum
EditorsCaroline Hunter
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages19 - 36
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780230304482
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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