For second year students at the University of Leicester, this is the time of year where they have to start thinking about which modules to select for their final year of study. Below is an overview of the compulsory and optional modules I chose, which will hopefully provide you with a better insight on what to expect in your final year of studying law!
1. CRIMINAL LAW (Compulsory)
Criminal law is a compulsory module that I am currently studying in my final year. This module is really interesting as you learn about the variety of criminal offences such as murder, theft and so on… (it never gets boring!) The most memorable part of the course is undoubtedly the lecture on R v Brown; a case you will definitely never forget!
2. EQUITY AND TRUSTS (Compulsory)
This module focuses on learning about the construction and operation of trusts as well as the ‘superhero’ that is Equity! I have to admit that this module is extremely straightforward – a complete godsend for any final year law student. I have to say that Professor Steven Evans has especially been phenomenal where he was really able to engage with all the students and he was actually voted ‘Lecturer of the Year’ for 2015!
3. COMPANY LAW (Optional)
Company law wins the prize for ‘biggest surprise’ of final year. Initially, I expected this module to be really complex and difficult however I could not be more wrong. With Company law, you learn all about the formation of a company as well as its inner workings. Honestly, I would go as far as saying that it is my favourite of Year 3. Also, the lecturers for this module were, again, absolutely brilliant – in particular Dr Stelios Andreadakis!
4. IMMIGRATION LAW (Optional)
Immigration law is a module that I have to give mixed reviews. This module focuses on the UK’s current immigration system which on one hand is brilliant because of its practicality and current relevance. However, it is very technical and requires much precision and accuracy when discussing it. It is definitely a module that I will be allocating a lot of time to revise!
Overall, I have to say that I am really pleased with all four of the modules… I just hope the exams go well!
Until next time,