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Welcome to the IFP Law mini-course

Helen provides a brief overview of this IFP Law mini-course and introduces week 1 - Academic English, which is led by Daniel.
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Hello, welcome to the University of Law and our short introduction to the International Foundation Program in law. My name is Helen Connie Slang and I am the National Director for International and Pathway Programs here at the University of Law. My job involves developing programs for students from all over the world and I really enjoy working on projects that enhance the student experience overall. I will be delivering this short course along with my colleagues Daniel, Mandy and Bubba, who deliver the IFP Law at our London Bloomsbury Campus and also online.
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We’re so pleased that you’re interested in the short future Law Course, which will give you a taster of the IFP Law and of course, you will improve your knowledge and skills too. The course is structured over three weeks. In week one, you will study critical reading and note-taking with Daniel, who will also help you to consider an issue from different perspectives when forming your own opinion. Then in week two, Mandy will teach you about the relationship between law and morality, allowing you to think really critically about the impact of law on our everyday lives.
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Then in week three, Bubba will introduce you to Research Methodology and show you how you can use your numeracy skills to tackle a research problem in your chosen area of law. Throughout this mini-course, you will have the opportunity to test your skills with quizzes and videos as well as discussion boards. We hope that this course is useful for you and that it inspires you to study Law in the next step of your academic journey. When you have finished, you may also be interested in our IFP for business. The program is very similar to the IFP for Law, as it also includes Academic English and Research. However, instead of Law, you would learn about business, specifically International Trade and Competition.
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Why not give it a go? Anyway, I think we’re ready now to start this short IFP Law Course and I hope you enjoy it.

This course provides a taster of the University of Law International Foundation Programme.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be better able to:

• Apply critical thinking and reading skills to both general and legal topics • Make effective notes and develop basic arguments
• Explain the influence of law on our daily lives and the impact of legal, moral and social duties
• Conduct research using effective sampling and questionnaire design

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