You will be taught by enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated academic staff, who are research-active. We do not use inexperienced teachers or graduate teaching assistants at Aston Law.
You will master an understanding of the English Legal System and develop legal research and writing skills before moving on to the core law subjects:
- Equity and Trusts
You will learn through a series of interactive lectures, seminars and workshops. Many of which will focus on real-life legal problems and cases. Our practical commercial focus will give you an excellent foundation for applying your legal knowledge in practice. We will teach you to construct persuasive legal arguments and how to present them with impact.
Our highly effective combination of lectures, small group tutorials and workshops are all supported through our online virtual learning environment.
- We use lectures to deliver substantive material, and you will be provided with recordings of all lectures so you can revisit the material as often as you like. These recordings are excellent revision tools for your coursework and exams.
- Our tutorials take place in small groups and provide you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a supportive environment. Tutorials are a great way to get to know our friendly academic staff and other students on the course. Tutorials most often take the form of a real or hypothetical legal scenario and are frequently based on examination questions. This means that your examination technique, as well as your knowledge of the law, develops as the programme progresses.
- Workshops can take a variety of formats including mock trials and advocacy exercises, interviewing and negotiating tasks, all of which are an excellent way of putting your legal knowledge into practice. These sessions are designed to build on your existing skills and help you develop others, which will prove invaluable when you enter the professions.
- Feedback is critical to any student’s development, particularly where the discipline is unfamiliar. Here at Aston Law you will get plenty of detailed and clear feedback on your knowledge and application of law. This is done through a number of mediums including oral, written, audio and examination/mock assessment feedback.
At Aston Law we take a student-centred approach to the GDL, and there are lots of opportunities for one-to-one support from the academic staff and support staff. The Aston Lawyers have an outstanding academic mentoring system, which means that you will have a dedicated member of academic staff, personally supporting you throughout the GDL and helping you realise your career aspirations.
Critically, at Aston Law we know all our students and they know us!
Our GDL is taught by highly experienced, research active lawyers. As soon as you accept a place on the GDL you will be allocated a personal Academic Mentor who will support you throughout your studies, and during your studies a dedicated careers service will help you with your next step in becoming a lawyer. Odette Hutchinson
is a Senior Lecturer in Law and the Director of the GDL at Aston Law. Odette recently won the prestigious Law Teacher of the Year award 2013
If you have any questions relating to the Aston Law GDL you can speak directly to the course director by ISM or using Skype. Simply add gdlcoursedirector
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