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ZUG2014– Group integrated assessment project

Undergraduate – Unit

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School

Business and Economics

Offered

South Africa

  • Second Semester 2018

0 Credits

Synopsis

The principal aim of this module is to create an understanding of the integrated and dynamic nature of the law. This module recognises that in practice clients seldom come with neatly packaged legal issues, therefore, it is imperative for legal practitioners to have acquired a holistic and cohesive understanding of the law. Therefore, this module provides students with the opportunity to participate in a group project which requires use of all the legal skills and knowledge they will have acquired. The purpose of this module is to allow students to showcase the legal concepts, principles, theories and skills garnered during their legal education and to develop their personal and legal communication skills.

Outcomes

  • Describe the complexities and integrated aspects of South African law.
  • Demonstrate basic legal research skills.
  • Apply the theories, concepts and principles of the law.
  • Apply legal theories, concepts and principles in a nuanced and thought-out manner.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well in a team.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and self-management skills.

Assessment

Summative assessment by way of an oral examination

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Prerequisite

Introduction to Law; Law of Persons; Constitutional Law; Bill of Rights; Law of Contract; Family Law; Criminal Law; Law of Delict; Law of Property; Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure; Public International Law; Corporations Law; Jurisprudence; African Customary Law; Evidence; Administrative Law; Interpretation of Statutes; Legal Ethics.

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