Legal jobs in Government & Politics

Following a brief historical review of the evolution of the Chinese political system since 1949, this module is designed around two core blocks of study. The third part of the module turns to the skills of rhetoric and persuasion, including examination of the ploys and devices that are often used to give bad or weak arguments persuasive force. Attention will be given to aspects of coherence and cogency arising from studies in linguistics and the philosophy of language, and a particular focus will be given to arguments drawing on authority, using law in illustration.

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The dissertation module will include lectures and seminars, where students will be provided with guidance on how to research and structure their dissertation, and where they will be exposed to developments and contemporary debates within Law, Politics and human rights. This module provides an introduction to a complex area of law, which forms part of the foundations of legal knowledge in UK law. It will take areas of certainty, based in statutory law, as its starting point, and will expose you to modern developments underpinned by case law. You’ll select from a range of interdisciplinary optional modules including criminology, sociology and business, as well as law options such as cyberlaw, punishment and penology and international law. This will enhance your experiences and provide you with better employment prospects.

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Normally, a module will have four learning outcomes, and no more than two items of assessment. The notional workload and the equivalence across types of assessment is standardised. The content for each course is summarised on the relevant course page, along with an overview of the modules that make up the course.

In short, seeks to teach transferrable critical thinking skills within a legal context. The course will start with an exploration of the moral reasoning and arguments that justify the notion of ‘legal ethics’. This first block of seminars will introduce students to the theoretical questions which precede any acceptance of the practice of law as having a moral dimension.

What you’ll study

This degree will help you prepare for a career in law as a solicitor or barrister. At Birkbeck, almost all of our courses are taught in the evening and our teaching is designed to support students who are juggling evening study with work and other daytime commitments. We actively encourage innovative and engaging ways of teaching, to ensure our students have the best learning experience. In the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework , the government’s system for rating university teaching, Birkbeck was allocated a Silver award. Issues of free speech are amongst the most contentious in current political debate. The module aims to give you an in depth understanding of the nature, value and limits of freedom of speech, from the perspective of normative political theory.

Indicative option modules

Part-time study load is the same as full-time pro-rata, with each credit point representing 10 hours of student effort. Company Law – Government departments are themselves Bodies Corporate and this fact has for them far reaching legal implications. Government is also responsible for the substance of company law and its institutions, including the companies registry.