It will consider how trusts can be varied and set aside, the powers and duties of trustees and the remedies for breach of trust. It will also examine equitable doctrines such as conversion and election and survey the law relating to equitable remedies such as injunctions. Politics of Ireland since Partition –The basic structures of government and administration which emerged in the early 1920s are examined and their subsequent development is traced. The history of the dominant party in each jurisdiction is used as a prism to examine how the respective ruling elites dealt with challenges down the years. The history of the left and the position of women are examined as two largely excluded groups.

During your placement, you will undertake legal practice as paralegals, and will be performing graduate level roles. You will develop both key practitioner skills such as case management, legal research and legal writing in addition to generic employability skills such as time management, team working and commercial awareness. Placements will be located in Cardiff and will count for 10% of degree classification. This module introduces students to the complex set of questions surrounding religion in international politics. The module begins by exploring contending political and sociological understandings of religion at the turn of the 20th century. It looks, in particular, at the constructed nature of the categories of the ‘religious’ and the ‘secular’, and at the limits of the secularization thesis, which anticipated the privatization, decline and ultimately disappearance of religion in modernity.

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The module is designed to challenge the somewhat dull image of this area of law and to encourage a critical and imaginative understanding of the subject. Departing from conventional approaches, this module does not study equity merely in regards to its role as originator of the trust. Equity is instead acknowledged to be what it really is a vital component of the English legal system, a distinct legal tradition possessing its own principles and method of legal reasoning, and an original and continuing source of legal development in the sphere of remedies. The law of equity and trusts is contextualised within a historical and jurisprudential inquiry, providing a wider range of possible interpretations of its development and application.

  • This module begins by assessing the meaning of politics, the relationship between politics and the State, and the role of government.
  • All Year 1 students have access to Edinburgh’s Law Peer-Assisted Learning Scheme .
  • Environmental Law seeks to examine and assess laws, of widely different kinds, from a uniquely environmental perspective.

The aim of the module is to examine SPC through a socio-legal lens and to provide students with key concepts and interdisciplinary insights to understand and reflect critically on the on the nature and effects of SPC on individuals and society. The law of inheritance is a core area of legal and socio-economic practice enabling, and sometimes mandating, the transfer of wealth from one generation to another. Common law jurisdictions, such as England, Australia and America, are often described as upholding the principle of ‘freedom of testation’. This course provides a critical introduction to the law of inheritance and practices of ‘estate planning’. It is a premise of the module that any competent lawyer, must be able to demonstrate a proficient grounding in reasoning.


From 2023, the Welsh Baccalaureate will be renamed the Baccalaureate Wales Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate. This qualification will continue to be accepted in lieu of one A-Level , excluding any specified subjects. We offer a range of pioneering pro-bono projects where you can work with clients under professional supervision. We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement. Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit.