Law Masterclass (Criminal & Family)
Interested in law at university, but not sure what to expect?
The Law Masterclass (Criminal & Family) is a great opportunity for students interested in law to explore two key areas of legal study together with our expert tutors. Throughout the day mini-lectures and small group seminars, together with work from statutes, cases and judgements, will give you a realistic look at what law at university is all about.
9th February 2013 • University of London Union • 10.30 – 16.30 • Ages 15 – 18
10.30 – 11.00 What is Criminal Law?
What are the differences between the criminal and civil law? What is criminal law for? What types of behaviour should be criminal?
11.00 – 12.15 What are Inchoates?
Attempt, Conspiracy and Incitement. An inchoate is a crime that is not completed. This means this is a crime of specific intent. How do we punish people for a crime that hasn’t been committed? In this session, we will be looking at the important case law in inchoates.
12.15 – 1.00 Debates in Inchoates:
Should people who encourage rioters on facebook be punished for incitement? Since we have expanded the crime of ethnic or racial incitement to encompass incitement of hatred against religions and homophobia, should this also be extended to incitement of sexism? Should the members of the EDL be allowed to march even though their ideas promulgate racial intolerance? This session will look at the human rights dimension of the Criminal Law, looking at the conflict between Article 10, freedom of expression and the harm that is caused to society to incite hatred in others.
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.30 What is Family Law?
How do we define the family? What has been the impact of section 8 of the Human Rights Act on our regulation of the family? What are the political implications for Family Law?
2.30 – 3.15 Assisted Reproduction
This session will focus on the impact of the legislative controls for assisted reproduction and will look at the fascinating cases that challenge our conceptions about who is a mother and who is a father. Students will be looking at the implications for these rules and how law and society’s values interact with changes in genetic advancement.
3.15 – 4.30 Divorce, Annulment and Financial Redistribution
What is the difference between annulments and divorce? Why are annulments important? How do you get a divorce? What is the problem with blame divorces? How should our Divorce system be reformed? Should it be available on demand?
In the Financial Redistribution exercise, students will get the chance to fight for their clients assets and reach a settlement. We will then look at the considerations that have been undertaken by the court in determining the distribution of property after a divorce.
What previous students have said – read more law feedback here
I found my experience at the Law Masterclass extremely insightful and enjoyable. This has helped me to finalize my decision to take Law as a degree.
It was a real eye opener to an aspect of law and if contemplating pursuing law this will definately give you a grounded idea at the end of it. It was very enjoyable and interactive and I received a lot of knowledge.
I highly recommend this course if you are interested in law, especially if you are still in the process of deciding whether to read the subject at university. The teachers provide you with a taster of law and share their own experiences with you so that you are prepared for certain obstacles you may come across when studying law in later life.
I cannot recommend this course highly enough. The fabulous teaching and entertaining activities made it a thoroughly enjoyable day, as well as an extremely informative one. I have come away feeling enthusiastic about the idea of studying Law further.
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The fee for the Law Masterclass is £95 per student. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book a place please email email@example.com, call 0845 519 4827 or fill out the form below.
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