Learning & teaching
You will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group-working, guest lectures, visits to law courts, and case studies. Traditional teaching is supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.
Mooting and presentations are used to develop advocacy skills and problem solving exercises are used extensively to help apply legal knowledge to real life situations.
Assessment is provided by a mix of coursework and examination.
As a Senior Lecturer in Law Peter’s work focuses on three main activities: firstly, his research relating to two distinct areas of Media Law (i) defamation and the protection of corporate reputation and (ii) social media’s impact on freedom of expression, media freedom, privacy and reputation; secondly, his teaching and convenorship of Criminal Law and Professional Skills & Ethics; and thirdly, his interest in employability and his role in developing and managing relationships with practice and industry partners.
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3677
Gayatri joined Aston University as a Lecturer in Law in September 2014. She holds an LL.B (First Class honours) and an LL.M in International Human Rights Law (with Distinction) from the University of Leicester, where she is also completing her Ph.D.
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3633
This degree is designed to also give you a range of transferable and practical skills to help you succeed within your chosen career. We make extensive use of group working and presentations to prepare you for the reality of working life. Such work develops your team working and negotiating skills.
Our placement year gives you the genuine practical experience that is invaluable in developing an appreciation of legal, business and cultural issues which cannot be fully replicated in the lecture room.