Welcome to Foundational Legal Skills (FLS)!
This course aims to provide you with the skills you need to actively read and evaluate a range of legal material, engage in independent, self-directed research, present clearly written, structured arguments that more directly address a set essay or problem question, and to assess your own skills development and identify areas for improvement.
This module addresses the regulation of takeovers of publicly traded companies in the United Kingdom and the United States. It considers the following aspects of the market for corporate control and its regulation:
- The benefits, costs and effects of the market for corporate control
- The different modes of regulating takeovers and the advantages and disadvantages of different modes of regulation
- The historical drivers of takeover regulation
- An in-depth and comparative analysis of UK and US regulation of the takeover process, including how bids are made and the regulation of the terms of those bids
- The use of takeover defences to defend against unwanted bids, including how they are created, their likely effects and their regulation
Welcome to Cyberlaw. This is our cutting edge course looking at all aspects of the interaction between processes such as digitization, algorithmic processing, networked communications and the Internet of Things and the legal/regulatory framework.
Across ten seminars we will look at issues such as Internet Regulation and Governance; Net Neutrality, Algorithmic Regulation, Algorithmic Profiling, Ambient Computing and Robotics, Risk and Ethics.
The course is assessed by an 8,000 word elective essay on a subject of the student's choosing due on Sunday 24 June 2018 or by a take home examination to be completed during the weekend Friday 22 - Sunday 24 June 2018.
Why are courts in some legal systems more powerful or more trusted than courts in other systems? How did lawyers come to be such powerful actors in organizations like the European Union? What sorts of problems of 'translation' can arise when lawyers from one country look at law in another country? What might happen when forms of 'Western' law are transplanted to other parts of the world? These are the types of questions we will look at in this course.
The Taxation programme in the LLM includes a range of options designed to give you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of taxation, together with the opportunity for detailed study of topical tax issues. There are courses suitable for both UK and international students.
Please see 'Taxation Programme' in the General Information block on the LL-TAX Moodle page for more information.
LL-TAX is an information site for all students taking LLM Taxation courses. You will be automatically enrolled on LL-TAX if you enrol on any of the Taxation course Moodle sites. The initial Enrolment code for all the Taxation courses needing a code is "Taxation".
This half-unit course examines the law relating to when it is permissible to use force (jus ad bellum). The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the principles of international law that regulate the use of force in international society. It concentrates on the prohibition of resort to force in Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter and the exceptions to that prohibition. It looks in detail at the right of self-defence, humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect, pro-democratic intervention, the protection of nationals and the criminalization of aggression. The use of force by or with the authorization of the United Nations is also considered.
This course covers the law governing the conduct of hostilities (jus in bello, also known as the law of armed conflict (LOAC) or international humanitarian law (IHL)). This course can be taken alone or together with LL4A8: International Law and the Use of Force. The course will take a critical and historical perspective on the international regulation and facilitation of armed conflict. It covers both the laws governing the means and methods of warfare (sometimes known as 'Hague' law) and those regarding 'protected' groups hors de combat ('Geneva' law) in times of armed conflict and occupation. The course will further consider the practice of 'lawfare' more generally: that is, recourse to law as an aspect of waging war.