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On completion of the module, students should be able to:1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of critical legal theory. 2. Explain current debates about the role of human rights law in tackling inequalities and the place of legal systems in the architecture of liberal democracies. 3. Apply their knowledge and understanding of critical legal theory to a broader, interdisciplinary context. 4. Make informed judgements about the role of law in promoting or inhibiting positive social change. 5. Reflect on the wider value and limits of human rights discourse. 6. Communicate their conclusions about human rights law, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. 7. Have the learning skills to be able to continue to study the interrelationship between human rights law and equality in a largely self-directed or autonomous manner.Indicative Module Content:
Critical legal theory
Public interest litigation
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|Autonomous Student Learning||
This module is optional for students on the MSc in Equality Studies and on several cognate graduate programmes.
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|Assignment: 2,500 word paper or 10-minute presentation||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: 2,500-word paper or 10-minute presentation||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
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• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Individual feedback is provided to students on their assignments, using a rubric based on the grading criteria. Grading criteria are set out in the Assessment Guidelines, which are provided at the start of the trimester.