Year 3/4: Lawyers: Practice and Ethics

Credit value: 1.0 (30 credits, 15 ECTS)
Convenor: Richard Moorhead
Average Size: 16
Teaching Delivery: Seminars and supervision
Who may enrol: Final year students
Prerequisites: Previously studied and passed a Laws module


Practice Assessment: N/A
Final Assessment: 10,000 word essay (100%)

Module Overview


Module summary:

This module critically assesses the role of lawyers in society. It does so by examining the social, ethical and economic forces governing lawyers work. We engage critically with academic, professional and policy literature on legal services. Students also engage with real life ethical dilemmas learning to apply professional rules and ethical theories to those problems. Through understanding the practice of law as an economic and ethical endeavour students will develop a more fully informed approach to legal practice and the challenges that face today’s lawyers.