How to Select Your LLB Modules?

Successful learning requires a thorough understanding of what you are going to learn. If you study for an LLB with UOL, you will have to study some of these modules. Take a look at what you will learn from these modules before making your choice.

Legal System and Method
The Legal System and Method module introduces students to the English legal system and the distinctive common law approach. This course covers the historical development of common law, the role of judicial decisions in shaping legal principles, and the hierarchical structure of courts. It also explores legal reasoning and methodology, emphasising how judges interpret statutes and precedents to resolve legal disputes. By understanding these foundational elements, students gain insight into the procedural and substantive aspects of the legal system.

Contract Law
Contract Law is a fundamental module that covers the principles of contracts in both common law and equity. It examines how these principles are applied to agreements, focusing on elements such as offer, acceptance, consideration, and intention to create legal relations. Students learn about the enforceability of contracts, remedies for breach, and equitable doctrines like promissory estoppel. This knowledge is crucial for analysing and drafting legally binding agreements in various contexts.

Criminal Law
Criminal Law delves into the general principles of criminal liability, including the mental and physical elements of crimes. The module explores a range of offences against persons, such as homicide and assault, and property crimes like theft and burglary. It also addresses attempts to commit offences, secondary liability, and defences like self-defence and insanity. Understanding criminal law is essential for those interested in criminal litigation, prosecution, or defence work.

Public Law
Public Law focuses on the relationship between citizens and the state, examining issues of sovereignty and the division of powers among the legislature, executive, and judiciary. This module covers constitutional law, administrative law, and human rights law. Students learn about the structure and functioning of government institutions, the principles of judicial review, and the protection of individual rights. This knowledge is vital for careers in public service, human rights advocacy, and governmental affairs.

Administrative Law
Administrative Law is a rapidly expanding field that ensures government decisions and actions are lawful. This module covers the principles and procedures for challenging government actions, providing redress for grievances. Topics include judicial review, the role of tribunals, and the principles of natural justice. Understanding administrative law is crucial for those involved in regulatory compliance, public administration, and advocacy.

Property Law
Property Law, also known as Land Law, examines the various interests that can exist in land and the principles governing their creation, transfer, and extinction. This module covers freehold and leasehold estates, easements, covenants, mortgages, and adverse possession. It provides the legal framework for property transactions, making it essential for careers in real estate, conveyancing, and property development.

Tort Law
Tort Law introduces the organising principles of tort liability, such as damage, fault, and vicarious liability. This module covers various torts including negligence, nuisance, defamation, and trespass. Key concepts include duty of care, breach, causation, and damages. Understanding tort law is fundamental for providing remedies for civil wrongs and is crucial for those interested in personal injury, medical malpractice, or general civil litigation.

EU Law
EU Law focuses on the legal framework governing the European Union. This module is particularly appealing to students interested in public law, international relations, and the impact of EU law on member states. Topics include the institutions of the EU, the legislative process, the four freedoms (goods, services, capital, and persons), competition law, and human rights within the EU context. Despite Brexit, EU law remains important due to ongoing legal, political, and economic interactions between the UK and the EU.

Equity and Trusts
The Equity and Trusts module deals with the rules and principles governing the creation and operation of trusts, a method of holding and managing property. Topics include the creation of trusts, the duties and powers of trustees, beneficiaries' rights, and remedies for breach of trust. This knowledge is vital for those planning to specialise in private client work, estate planning, or fiduciary management.

The Evidence module governs what evidence may be presented and contested in the courtroom. It covers techniques for eliciting evidence and the roles of lawyers, juries, and judges in an adversarial system. Key topics include relevance, admissibility, hearsay, and the burden of proof. Understanding the law of evidence is crucial for effective litigation and trial advocacy.

Family Law
Family Law is highly relevant to society as it deals with issues such as marriage, divorce, and the legal status of offspring. This module explores financial provision, child welfare, and wider public policy issues. Students learn about the legal frameworks governing family relationships and the resolution of family disputes. This knowledge is essential for those interested in family law practice, social work, and public policy.

Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory pose fundamental questions about the nature of law, its place in society, and how a legal system operates as a system of rules and a social institution. This module explores different theories of law, such as natural law, legal positivism, and critical legal studies. It engages with ideals of justice and often conflicting moral codes, providing a philosophical perspective on legal practice.

Civil and Criminal Procedure
The Civil and Criminal Procedure module focuses on the procedural rules and processes governing the conduct of legal actions. It covers the steps involved in civil litigation and criminal prosecutions, from filing a lawsuit or charges to trial and appeals. Key topics include pleadings, discovery, trial procedures, and appellate review. Understanding these procedures is crucial for effective legal practice and ensuring justice is served.

Company Law
Company Law is vital for anyone intending to operate in a commercial field. This module centres on how the law regulates companies and the facilities that company law offers, such as limited liability and transferability of shares. It also covers the corresponding burdens, such as duties of disclosure and compliance with statutory procedures. Topics include company formation, corporate governance, directors' duties, and shareholder rights. Knowledge of company law is essential for careers in corporate law, business, and finance.

The LLB modules you choose will contribute to your legal knowledge, skills, and overall experience. Take a thoughtful approach to your selections and make sure that these modules align with your academic and career aspirations.
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