You will gain an analytical and practical insight into the role of the law in the context of the urban regeneration process. Specifically, the module will examine the role of planning, local government, human rights, and housing law in in determining how urban areas are used and transformed through state / market interventions. The issues to be explored include:
1. The policy and statutory powers available to councils and other public sector agencies to regenerate their areas;
2. The role of compulsory purchase as a means of acquiring land;
3. The human rights of those inhabiting land who are confronted with relocation;
4. A council’s housing and reallocation policies and duties;
5. Building regulations and public housing safety;
6. The role of planning in land use dispute resolution; and
7. The rights and duties created by environmental protection legislation.
The module will build upon your understanding of modules studied in Years 1 and 2 of the programme, such as public law and land law. Urban Regenration Law will explore these areas in further detail depth with an awareness of their interrelated nature with the above topics and in the context of global economic changes. Alongside these topics the law’s recognition of and response to social justice and anti-social behaviour will be examined. The materials covered in the module will revolve around a site centred urban regeneration project in Newcastle/Gateshead.
You will learn to independently reflect upon and critically analyse an aspect of legal professional practice or substantive law that you have either observed or engaged in during a period of work-based experience. You will be able to identify and utilise an appropriate research methodology to conceptualise, theorise and undertake research into a complex problem arising in the context of legal practice. This will advance your understanding and knowledge of legal professional practice and/or the substantive law.
Criminal Law Bar Essay Checklist | Oxbridge Notes …
If the reaction of the defendant is disproportionate, it could not be said that the action of the officer 'obtained' the evidence and cannot apply: . It also cannot apply if the police officer could not reasonably have taken another course, for example in a case where the police officer does not know the name and address of the defendant and the defendant is moving away: .
Entrapment at Common Law
In Australia evidence obtained as a result of entrapment may be excluded on the basis of the Bunning v Cross discretion:. If the crime would never have been committed but for the unlawful conduct of the police, the court should be more ready to exclude the evidence: Ridgeway. The correct procedure is not to seek a stay of proceeding: Ridgeway.
It appears that if a police undercover officer encourages the defendant to procure heroin, the evidence may not be rejected even though the police may be acting illegally: . This will be so even if the undercover agent 'talks up' the amount: Coulstock (1998) 99 A Crim R 143.
Terrorism Defined | Beyond Intractability
This module is based on experiential learning, or ‘learning through doing’. In this module, through real and simulated experiences with clients, you will develop a range of key lawyering skills, as well as effective workplace skills and enhancing your own interpersonal skills.
You will also work with your supervisor to develop the ability to reflect on your learning. This reflection is at the heart of the clinical experience, enabling you to understand your own learning process, and to fit your individual experiences into a wider context of personal and professional ethics and practice, and the social and economic contexts of law.
M Law at Northumbria University
This module is one of the electives available to students during Stage 2 of the Legal Practice Course and forms part of the General Practice route elective group.
The diverse content of this module covers some of the issues relevant to advising the elderly client and will be of interest to any students entering high street practice.
The aim of this module is to provide students with a general understanding of the law and practice involved in advising the elderly client, with particular emphasis on dealing with property and affairs. The legal skills of drafting and practical research are also further developed in a private client context.
The module is delivered by a combination of large group sessions, small group sessions, directed and independent learning. The module is assessed by examination.