LW7107 - Drafting

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What will I learn on this module?

On this module you will build upon your drafting skills which you began to develop in the Student Law Office. You will build on the principles of good drafting and editing and be able to draft documents demonstrating an understanding of the relevant legal, factual and procedural issues. An awareness of the use of appropriate language and structure will also be considered. You will also learn how to explain the meaning and effect of documents and the implications for the client.

How will I learn on this module?

This module will be taught through the Property Law and Practice module as part of its learning and teaching strategy.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

The University will support you in learning and research with an excellent library and teaching facilities; access to on-line databases and resources and appropriate software.

This Module is taught through the Property Law and Practice module and you will benefit from all the support provided through that module including material being available through the eLP and support through the workshop tutor who will be responsible for guiding you in your engagement and learning on the Module.

Should you have queries you may speak to the lecturer or your Workshop Tutor or e-mail your query to either member of staff. Support will include oral feedback from Tutors during small group Workshops. Your Workshop Tutor will also be available to answer queries by e mail or in person, provided an appointment has been arranged. You are encouraged to make contact with your Tutor if you encounter any difficulties relating to any aspect of the Module.

The Programme Administration and Student Liaison teams are responsible for the non-academic administration of the Module, such as receiving your completed assignment, returning your marked assignment and recording your marks.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• Demonstrate in depth knowledge and understanding of the substantive law of property in order to critically apply this to a client problem and accurately draft documents

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant legal, procedural and factual issues involved in drafting documents
• Be able to apply in depth legal knowledge and understanding to a client problem in order to professionally draft and amend documents using correct spelling, grammar, syntax and punctuation with a clear and logical structure

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• Exercise initiative in the planning and implementing of the drafting task in order to address a client’s drafting needs with regards to the professional conduct requirements of the profession

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment will be achieved through engagement with the practical workshops where oral feedback will be provided by tutors. You will also have previously had the opportunity to draft documents and receive feedback on these through your engagement with the Student Law Office at Level 6.

Summative assessment will be through the drafting of a document in respect of a property law and practice issue. This will be assessed on a competent/not-yet competent basis

Assessment criteria are provided to enable you to understand what is expected of you and how you will be judged on your performance.

You will be provided with appropriate written feedback on your final assessment in accordance with the Law School’s Undergraduate feedback policy.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

Property Law & Practice

Module abstract

On this module you will learn how to approach the drafting of documents in a property law context and will build on the drafting that you developed in the Student Law Office. You will learn how to accurately draft documents whilst considering the legal, factual and procedural issues that are evident in the client’s problem and address those accuarately and with regard to the client’s best interests. This module forms part of the professional requirements set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Course info

UCAS Code M100

Credits 0

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time

Department Northumbria Law School

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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