Entertainment and Media Law LLB (Hons)London South Bank University Department of Education
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- Bachelor's degree
- London (Inglaterra)
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Assessment is through coursework, oral presentation, multiple choice tests, case notes, in class essays and exams. Methods of assessment for course overall: 21% courseworkYear 1
- Public law
You'll study the fundamental laws, practices and principles of Public law which define and influence the relationship between the individual and the state as characterised by various governmental institutions in the UK. Detailed consideration is given to the fundamental mechanisms by which human rights are protected and government is subject to legal and political accountability. Various skills are developed including those of analysis, critical evaluation and problem solving.
- Law of torts
This module builds on the Introduction to Tort and Contract Module and introduces you to the basic concepts of tortious liability in the context of negligence and torts derived from negligence. The module seeks to explore the workings of these areas of torts with exploration of the underlying legal, social and economic policies. In addition this module is also designed to reinforce 3LS.
- Law of contract
This module is designed to build on the Introduction to Tort and Contract Module and introduces you to the basic concepts of contractual liability arising in the context of contract content, vitiating factors and discharge of a contract. You'll explore the workings of these areas of contract by considering the underlying legal, social and economic policies. In addition this module is also designed to reinforce 3LS.
- Public and EU law
In this module you will further develop your understanding of the nature of constitutional arrangements in the UK with a focus on the sovereignty especially in relation to membership of the EU.
- Introduction to contract and tort
This module is designed as your introduction to the areas of Tort and Contract Law. You'll be introduced to the basic concepts of contractual and tortious liability. In terms of substantive coverage, Contract Law will focus on formation of contract and Tort will focus on Trespass to the Person and how this aims to ensure protection of liberty, autonomy and personal integrity. The module seeks to explore the workings of these areas of law with exploration of the underlying legal, social and economic policies. In addition this module is also designed to reinforce 3LS.
- Legal skills, legal study, legal system (including Level 1 induction)
You'll be introduced to aspects of the English Legal System, and practical, transferable and legal skills and legal theory essential to effective engagement with their legal studies. You'll be introduced to the theories of what law is and what are its sources, the court system, EU and International law, and the personnel involved in the administration of the law.
You'll encounter and develop a range of skills, including study skills, deriving law from primary sources and explaining, discussing and applying it, research, using secondary sources, problem solving, essay writing, communication and IT skills, numerical skills, and reflective learning.
- Property, equity and trusts 1
This module introduces you property law (including Land law) and Equity and Trusts. You'll study some basic property law topics, focusing upon the creation, transfer and management of property interests. Key legal, transferable and practical skills are developed. At the same time, the module explores the economic and social basis of property law in business and the family, and the reasons for and policies behind the law. Assessment is by means of a part seen examination. The module also gives preparation for the further study of Property Equity and Trusts 2 and Land Law.
- EU rights
Law of the European Union reflects the importance of EU law in the English Legal system. It is important to the management of the UK economy and relevant to the financial practitioners in the City. Business leader's decisions are influenced by EU competition law. It is important to migrants and practitioners of immigration law, to consumers and trading standards officials, to all employees through employment law and to all of us in relation to the environment. The module is assessed by an unseen examination paper (100% - 2 hours plus 15 mins reading time).
- Criminal law 1
You'll be introduced to the basic principles of criminal liability, and will explore statutory and common law sources on which the law is based. The module is assessed by a part seen examination paper (100% - 2 hour examination + 15 minutes reading time - 50% for unseen questions and 50% for a seen question which will be made available to students a week prior to the examination).
- Working in the law
In this module you're provided with an opportunity to develop transferable and practical skills in the context of your career development. You'll have the opportunity to think about different kinds of legal work and to reflect on your knowledge, develop and practice your skills and gain experience needed to pursue the career of their choice. The module will assist you in making, reviewing and implementing your career plan. You'll be encouraged and supported in gaining practical work experience in furtherance of the development of their career plan alongside the module. The module is assessed by 100% coursework.
- Criminal law 2 and the law of criminal evidence
In this module you'll build upon the basic principles of criminal liability studied in Criminal Law 1 and examine how the rules of Evidence apply while considering some more complex areas of the Criminal law. The module is assessed by a trial Observation (50% - 2,500 words maximum) for Criminal Evidence, and, an unseen examination paper (50% - 1 hour + 15 minutes reading time) for Criminal Law 2.
- Regulatory principles of entertainment and media law
This module builds on your learning in year 1, to address the regulatory principles underpinning the law relating to the media and entertainment industry and its social context. It starts by considering the theoretical framework, before moving on to examine the practical aspects of dispute resolution for the media and entertainment industry. The module then applies these theoretical and practical aspects to the following subjects: privacy, open justice, defamation and legal and regulatory issues arising from new technologies. Taking this module gives you an excellent grounding in research and writing skills needed for year 3.
- Property, equity and trusts 2
You'll build on the Property Equity and Trusts 1 module, in particular its introduction to Equity and Trusts, to fulfil the study of these topics required by the legal professional bodies as a foundation subject of a qualifying law degree. You'll examine the trust and equity in action by considering the powers and duties of trustees, and the control exercised by the courts over them at the behest of beneficiaries (or in the case of charity trustees, the Attorney-General and the Charity Commissioners). Special attention is given to the role of trustees in the management of charities and co-owned land among numerous other examples of the role played by trustees in business life, such as in pension funds, investments, and as personal representatives. The module is assessed by a part seen end of term examination paper (100% - 2 hour examination + 15 minutes reading time).
- Entertainment and media law
A contemporary analysis of key issues within the entertainment industries and assessment of the impact of the law on them.
- Project (entertainment and media law)
You'll be given an opportunity to carry out extended, independent, research in an area of your choice relating to substantive English law. Normally, you'll not be allowed to choose a topic that has been taught in detail on the degree. There are three pieces of assessed work, which count towards the final project mark. A project supervisor is allocated to you once you've selected a project area.
- Land law
Land law is a study of relationships. You'll study the relationship between the land and the rights which can exist in or over it, the relationship between the various persons who own an estate or interest over the land or want to defeat the competing interests in or over the land. You'll look at the rights and duties of each party to that relationship, how these relationships co-exit and what happens when the relationships come into conflict. Land Law governs the relative priorities enjoyed by two or more interests concerning the same piece of land. Land Law creates clear rules and formalities as to how the owner of an interest in land can acquire, transfer or extinguish that interest in land. You'll study the interests over land which Land Law is prepared to recognise and how these interests must be protected to ensure enforceability against third parties. The module is assessed by a part seen end of term examination paper (100% - 2 hour examination + 15 minutes reading time).
- Employment law
You'll critically examine the law directly governing the employment relationship including both the contract of employment and statutory regulation. You'll be concerned primarily with key issues and basic principles and to the application of the law in the workplace. Employment law is a complex and expanding area of study constantly changing. In addition to original legal materials such as statutes and cases, seminar readings are drawn from academic literature, official documents and case studies.
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- Civil litigation
The module examines key areas in the civil litigation process, from pre-action steps and issue of claim, through to trial and appeal.
- Civil rights and the state
In this module you'll study two broad areas relating to individual rights; namely freedom from discrimination and freedom of expression.
- Company law
In this module you'll be given an understanding of the development of some of the fundamental principles relating to company law. You'll examine the nature of a company, company structures, management and ownership, capital structures and shareholder remedies. The course takes into account the impact of the EU and current company law reform proposals.
- Mediation and negotiation skills
This module starts with looking at negotiation process and theories and strategies of negotiation. We look at the blocks to negotiation and then the use of mediation and its process and principles. In looking at the theory of the mediation process, the module identifies the principles and ethics that have evolved in this developing field. The emphasis on the module is demonstrated by the practical element involved in every week of classes, where you'll do practical exercises requiring students to role play and use different skills involved in negotiation and mediation. Communication skills are taught on this module and used to enhance negotiation skills. You'll write up their experience and evaluation of their skills each week and this is their first piece of assessment – a reflective skills report.
- Sports law
In this module you'll examine the role and impact of the general law on the world of sport and has, as its main pervasive theme the exploration of whether a distinctive body of law is emerging that can be properly referred to as 'Sports Law.' This module comprises of 10 topic areas. Each lecture topic has as its primary purpose the exploration of impact of a specific area of law on the world of sport.
Toward the end of the lecture series we will be returning to our main theme and examining whether there is a distinct body of law emerging.
- European human rights
You'll critically consider and evaluate the protection provided by the European Convention on Human Rights and its institutions and to consider its impact in setting human rights norms.
- Business law Working in the Law module
Working in the Law is a compulsory module for second year LLB students. The module delivers sessions on graduate employability, writing applications for law work, developing Curriculum Vitae and making presentations. You'll actively use online materials developed by the University Careers Service designed to encourage you to think about your knowledge, skills and attributes when considering career options. Personality and psychometric tests are carried out for you to further reflect upon and provide an opportunity to develop further as part of the Personal Development Plan (PDP). The module goes further to introduce you to the contentious and non contentious areas of practice, providing an opportunity to appreciate application of the law in practice.
The module places a great emphasis on employability, you're supported in gaining work experience and additional evening sessions are arranged for practitioners to deliver talks to you about life in practice. We regularly arrange Continuing Professional Development sessions, which are open to you to attend and provide an opportunity to network with practitioners.