LLB Legal Communication and Writing

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Module description:

The module builds upon the essay writing, referencing and answering problem question elements of Legal Method and Skills module, as well as various other project-based modules, which students take in their first year. It provides a foundation for more advanced legal writing tasks in the academic sense – skills necessary for instance for writing essays and dissertations. However the module aims also to introduce students to, and allow them to develop skills in, writing and communicating about law and legal issues outside and beyond formal academic contexts – whether that be to non-legal audiences through the medium of blogs, reviews, ‘legal design’, reports, and journalism; or to legal audiences in the form of briefing papers, consultation responses, case notes (etc) to other colleagues on key issues in particular areas.