2018-19, first-year law and ethics module

Key dates: 

20 March 2019: Mock test (can be moved to 27 March if needed)
4 April 2019: Submission of final portfolios (formal assessment)

8 May 2019: Law and Ethics classroom test (formal assessment)

Court visits

Students will be required to observe hearings at Coventry Magistrates’ Court, and write draft news reports for submission within a week; formative feedback will be given as soon as feasible to help students prepare for formal assessment shortly before Easter.

Attendance on one of the court visits is MANDATORY. A schedule for visits will be organised on 23 January, with an opportunity to make amendments on 30 January.

Module outline

Note: lectures are on Wednesday mornings, starting at 0900; court visits are on Tuesdays, leaving Ellen Terry reception at 0940.

23 January 2019
Lecture: Introduction
Workshop: eight things you didn’t know about…

30 January 2019
Lecture: court visits – how the courts work, and keeping data secure
workshop: how to write court reports, part 1

5 February 2019
Court visit – group 1

6 February 2019
Lecture: Contempt of Court, and covering preliminary hearings
Workshop: how to writing court reports, part 2

12 February 2019
Court visit – group 2

13 February 2019
Lecture: anonymity
Workshop: the Editors’ Code

19 February 2019
Court visit – group 3

20 February 2019
Lecture: defamation
Workshop: writing style (provisional)

26 February 2019
Court visit – group 4

27 February 2019
Lecture: privacy, data protection

5 March 2019
Court visit – reserve date, if needed

6 March 2019
Lecture: Copyright, images, filming
Workshop: tbc

(12 March 2019, deadline for submission of group 5 court reports for formative feedback)

13 March 2019
Test preparation

20 March 2019
Law and ethics test practice – past paper

27 March 2019
Mock law and ethics test

4 April 2019
Portfolio hand-in – no class but lecturer available

7 April
Easter study break

1 May 2019
Law test revision surgery (optional? tbc)

8 May 2019
Law and ethics test

 

 

 

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