LAW3031 : Succession
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Professor Christopher Rodgers
- Lecturer: Dr Derek Whayman, Mr Ian Dawson
- Owning School: Newcastle Law School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To equip students with a sound grounding in and critical appreciation of the law and aspects of practice of the Law of Succession.
Succession involves a detailed examination of the legal mechanisms for the transmission of property on death. The module also seeks to set the development of the law in its context and, in addition, offers practical insights into this important area of law.
Outline Of Syllabus
The syllabus includes the Law of Wills, the Law of Intestacy (this is the law governing the devolution of property where there is no Will) and Inheritance Provision. The latter topic involves consideration of circumstances in which a person who does not inherit by Will or on Intestacy can claim against a deceased's estate to gain some benefit from the deceased.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||30||1:00||30:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:00||5:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||1||1:00||1:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||164:00||164:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lecture base of tuition is grounded in the need to provide a coherent introductory exposition of very technical law and offering structure, reinforcement of problem solving skills. The seminars provide the medium through which the intended learning outcomes are rehearsed, refined and improved.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assessed essay, provides an opportunity to demonstrate research, writing and the analytical, synthetical, critical and evaluation skills. The examination provides the opportunity to demonstrate problem solving skills and achievement of the knowledge based outcomes across the syllabus.