Employment Law - LAW00051H

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  • Department: The York Law School
  • Module co-ordinator: Ms. Jenny Gibbons
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
    • See module specification for other years: 2018-19

Module summary

This module seeks to provide students with an introduction to Employment Law and an opportunity to practise legal and management skills in a simulated practical context.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module seeks to provide students with an introduction to Employment Law and an opportunity to practise legal and management skills in a simulated practical context.

Most of the learning and teaching will take place through the use of simulation of a realistic employment law issue. Students will work in small groups and will be provided with information about an ongoing employment dispute provided by either the employee or the employer. Students will be supported to conduct independent research and will present their research findings to their client and give the client advice. This advice should seek to consider legal implications from a broad business and management perspective within the client organisation. All students will also be involved in a workplace mediation session as part of the simulation.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module students should be able to demonstrate:

  • An deep understanding of a range of substantive and procedural employment law issues;
  • An appreciation of some of the commercial and practical considerations that influence employment lawyers in practice across business and management contexts;
  • Critical evaluation of contemporary issues in employment law, including an appreciation of the social, economic and political context of the debate.
  • A development of the skills of statute analysis, case analysis, dispute resolution, legal research and legal writing
  • An ability to diagnose wider business implications within employment law issues.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
1500 word client letter
N/A 70
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
15 minute presentation
N/A 30

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Client letter
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will receive oral feedback on the formative presentations.

Students will receive generic feedback on the summative client letters.

Indicative reading

Students will have access to relevant academic and practitioner resources through the Reading List on the VLE



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