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Curricular information is subject to change
On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the legal principles and mechanisms governing each discrete area examined on the module.
2. Apply legal rules and principles to hypothetical scenarios involving child and family law issues.
3. Evaluate the role of the law in regulating relationships between parents and children and between cohabiting partners.
4. Research a particular area of child law using paper and electronic resources and specialist legal materials.
5. Analyse past, current and future law and policy developments in terms of theoretical issues and in terms of their impact on individuals & families.
6. Work independently to gain understanding of relevant material and issues without explanatory lectures
The module will take a critical approach, engaging with key theoretical perspects such as children's rights and the ethic of care.
Individual topics to be covered may include (subject to time constraints):
- Custody and Access
- Child maintenance
- International Child abduction
- Domestic Violence
- The Family Home Protection Act 1976
- Financial dependency of cohabitants
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
In order to get the most out to this module, students are recommended to take LAW30400 Matrimonial Law and Reliefs. However, this is not mandatory.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
General feedback will be given via Brightspace after assessment is completed.
|Dr Maebh Harding||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|