Full-semester and compulsory course for first-semester law students looking at the legal systems based on common law.
Teaching methods: lecturing (direct instruction) and leading small-group tutorials (inquiry-based learning).
Student count: 320
The course covered the sources of American law and English law and a number of substantive areas of English law, including:
- Criminal law (focusing on homicide offences);
- Tort law (focusing on the tort of negligence); and
- Property law (focusing on legal interests in land and their transfer).
Assessment tasks included class participation, online quizzes, and presentation of a case summary.