Leeds, United Kingdom

The Path to Justice: Criminal Law and Legal Skills

when 2 July 2022 - 16 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1820

Law is a diverse and stimulating discipline which is integral to everyday life. Every person in society has experience of how the law affects their lives. From crime and policing to the courtroom, or from banking to individual rights. This module provides the fundamentals of knowledge and an introduction to the English Legal System. The module examines a range of core subject areas of law, such as human rights, constitutional and criminal. You'll explore and challenge your own understanding of law. You'll also have the opportunity to practise legal skills to take with you beyond the classroom. Practical activities will include statute-building, debates on law and ethics and mooting.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (2 - 30 July 2021). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.

Course leader

Nina Herzog

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim

- To introduce non-law students to some basic and fundamental legal principles
- To engage students in practical activities relevant to the course content, such as mooting
- To promote communication skills and confidence in presentation
- To facilitate students' development of problem solving and teamwork skills
- To promote law as a subject and discipline

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 1820: Leeds International Summer School (LISS) is an all-inclusive programme. Included in the programme fee is tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday, module field trips, weekend excursions, social programme and The Edge sports centre membership. The cost of flights, insurance and visa is not included.


If you have a GPA of 3.2 or above (or equivalent) you're eligible to apply for a Merit scholarship worth up to £500. We are also looking for LISS Champions to receive a scholarship of £1000 while sharing their experiences of LISS via different platforms.