LLB International Law and Globalisation final year modules

Compulsory Modules

Equity, Trusts, Wills and Formalities

This module will cover the following main areas of study: 
(1) The nature of equity and the trust
(2) Classification and validity of trusts powers, gifts and interests under a will
(3) Charitable trusts
(4) Resulting trusts
(5) Constructive trusts
(6) Trustees powers and duties and breach of trust

Legal Systems of the World

This module will provide students with the key substantive and critical knowledge needed to understand the mechanisms and theories of comparative law and the various forms of legal system that exist around the world. The module will be framed by a critical history of comparative law and legal system classification, theories of comparative law and of comparison, and comparative law methodologies. Building on these critical knowledge bases, selected studies of legal systems around the world will be considered through the medium of ‘mythical juxtapositions about legal systems around the world’ such as civilian v common law (introducing some legal history and Roman law), formal v ‘non-law’ (introducing some regulatory theory as well as legal pluralism), dualist v monist (introducing Kelsenian approaches to internationalism in municipal systems), and secular v religious legal systems.

LLB Private International Law

Private International law is the study of private relationships and disputes with some form of international element. This module will introduce students to the legal instruments, frameworks and institutions relevant to private international law at the regional and international levels.

The module will deal with the international competence of courts and in particular the rules applied by the English Courts (including rules from EU law) to determine whether they have jurisdiction to hear a case involving an international element. It will also deal with the question of the law that courts apply in determining a dispute that involves an international element. Will the court apply the law of its own country or the law of another country or some other law? Particular reference will be made to the rules that the English courts use (including rules from EU law) in making the choice of which law to apply to such a dispute. The module will consider the extent to which a judgment given by the courts of one country may be recognised and enforced in another country. This will be examined with particular reference to English and EU law. The module will deal with relevant international institutions and the instruments they produce (such as international conventions) in the field of private international law.

Optional Modules

Example optional modules may include: 

  • Advocacy
  • Canadian & Comparative Public Law
  • Commercial and Tax Law
  • Company Law
  • Contemporary Issues in International Law & Globalisation
  • Counter Terrorism Law
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Dissertation on a Prescribed Legal Topic
  • Employment Law in Practice
  • Equality and Criminal Justice/Criminal Justice and Discrimination
  • Family Law
  • Gender and Law
  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice System
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International and European Economic Law
  • International Criminal Law & Justice
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Human Rights
  • Legal Issues in Health Care
  • Legal Systems of the World
  • Political and Legal Theory
  • Private International Law
  • Public International Law