LAW3036 : Family Law
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Professor Kathryn Hollingsworth
- Lecturer: Dr Patrick Nash
- Owning School: Newcastle Law School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
(1) To provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the various status relationships which exist (e.g. spouse, cohabitant, parent) and of the consequences which flow from them.
(2) To foster an understanding and knowledge of the social and theoretical foundations which underpin the law and to introduce the student to some of the legal, moral, social and political debates which inform the substantive content of family law.
(3) To consider selected aspects of the existing law and current reform proposals in detail and how family law has responded to the changing nature of 'family life' in modern society.
Outline Of Syllabus
What is 'family law'? The relationship between law and families
Marriage, Cohabitation and Civil Partnerships
Divorce, Separation and Mediation
What is a Parent?
Law and Parental Responsibility
Children, the Welfare Principle and Private Disputes
Dangerous Families: Domestic Violence
Child Protection, Children in Care and Adoption
|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 principal teaching method is lectures. Students develop their knowledge base and their analytical and critical skills through preparation for the lectures.
The seminars provide the opportunity to develop oral, analytical and critical skills. Private study takes the form of directed reading in advance of lectures, consolidation following lectures, and preparation for seminars.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination affords students with an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject-specific, cognitive, and key skills. This medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics within the syllabus.
The coursework affords students an opportunity to demonstrate sophisticated written communication skills, research-related skills, and depth of understanding (and associated cognitive skills).