United Kingdom, Exeter

Introduction to English Law

when 1 July 2017 - 22 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee GBP 1340

This course will provide you with a broad and critical understanding of the structure and function of the English legal system and will introduce students to the key foundations of the study of law:
Obligations including Contract and Tort
Public Law (including Constitutional and Administrative Law)
Property Law
Criminal Law
Equity and the Law of Trusts
Law of the European Union
The course will then develop your knowledge of the law by introducing more specialised areas such as commercial and business law.
The course also includes instruction in Mooting and by participating in a mooting competition you will learn to do what lawyers do on a daily basis. By developing and defending legal arguments you will improve your understanding of the law and develop skills in legal research and analysis.
This course is suitable for prospective law students who wish to gain knowledge and experience of academic legal study, law students from outside the common law system as the course who wish to understand the main differences between the common law and civil law systems and also students of finance, business or politics as the course will illustrate how the law relates to these fields.
Key reading
Roy Goode, Commercial Law in the Next Millenium (Sweet and Maxwell 1998)

Course leader

Dr Joseph Lee

Target group

Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or above; postgraduate students with an interest in the subject are also welcome.

Course aim

The University of Exeter International Summer School is an opportunity to take a bespoke, interdisciplinary academic programme with students from around the world. The programme is accredited, worth 7.5 ECTS and also features an orientation in London, social events in Exeter and day trips to iconic UK destinations.

Fee info

GBP 1340: Tuition and social programme fees which includes a weekend in London, events on campus and day trips to Bath and St Ives.
GBP 1230: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation with Evening Meal (£1000 without evening meal)


We offer a number of partial scholarships.