A St Mary’s University, Twickenham course

An introduction to law

Year 12+
Dr Vanessa Beever
  • Educator
  • Vanessa Beever
  • Law Programmes Director
  • St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Course sessions

Session one: Law is Everywhere

This session will examine the extent to which law impacts our lives, help you understand the nature of the English legal system and finally look at the sources of law in the English legal system.

Session two: Batman: What is Law?

By examining Batman's relationship with law and justice, in his mission to protect citizens and root out corruption in Gotham City, this session will introduce you to the key concepts of positive law and natural law.

Session three: Sports and the Law

What are the potential legal consequences of a football club sacking a manager before the end of their contract? This session introduces you to Sports Law and the reason for the increasing significance of law in the world of sport.

Session four: Legal Skills: Negotiation

During this session you will use your knowledge of the law and your negotiation skills to give legal advice to a client in order to resolve a business dispute.