T1/20 Law Programmes: Guidance for undergraduate law students

The Sutherland School of Law, has agreed details of how teaching, learning and assessment will be conducted for the coming Autumn Trimester, in line with university and public health guidance.

The Trimester will start on Monday September 21 for all students except first years.  First year students will start on September 28 (due to the later release of school results).  Details of first year orientation are still being finalised and first years will be notified of those in due course.

The aim is to give you the best possible campus and blended learning experience, and the School considers face-to-face interaction between students, and between students and faculty, as integral elements of your learning journey. While the national response to COVID-19 presents challenges in maintaining this experience, we seek to ensure that our students access and use our campus and our wonderful building to the greatest extent possible.

The School has adopted the following general teaching and assessment principles for T1/20:

  • For most modules, lectures will be delivered face to face with the number of students in class determined by public health restrictions.  Lectures will be recorded. Because of constraints on the use of space due to covid, a number of modules will be online only. 
  • Tutorials will be online only (again due to the constraints of social distancing).
  • There will be no exams in the RDS.  Please make sure to consult your module descriptors to see what form assessment will take.
  • Academic staff will run office hours online and in person.

The situation, as you know, is evolving and we will keep you informed as we draw closer to September and the public health situation position is clearer but the aim is for T1/20 to feel familiar to you as returning students and welcoming to the first years (and all the Law School community).