UCL Laws Semester in London
SIL students select their modules from those offered by UCL on their taught masters degree programme (except where a course is taught entirely in the second term). Students are expected to prepare for their classes and attend regularly. UCL policies require attendance monitoring and we will need to report students who are not engaging in their programme.
The module summaries give more information on each module, the suitability for SIL students and the way they will be assessed at the end of term. Students are able to make an initial module selection and have two weeks after teaching begins to change modules, by mutual consent. Any subsequent changes in the schedule are advised at the SIL orientation session.
SIL students from the University of Texas and Boston University may follow 5 or 6 modules upon payment of an extra fee with prior permission from their home university. Students wishing to register for 6 modules should indicate this when submitting their UCL application. Students from Cornell Law School are required to follow 5 modules, and those from the University of Michigan must follow 4 or 5. Modules are required to be spread across a minimum of 3 days for all participating students.
Method of Assessment
Modules taken by SIL students are assessed either by a 2 hour written exam, or by coursework essay submitted at the end of term. The method of assessment for each class is indicated on the module summary pages. Both methods of assessment are graded on a pass/fail basis.
Exams for SIL students are organised by, and held in, the Faculty of Laws, after the end of term. The timetable for the final exams is made available at the beginning of November. As exams are run during a very short timeframe, students may need to be prepared to sit two exams on one day.
Advanced Legal Studies classes
The Faculty of Laws runs Advanced Legal Studies classes on Monday mornings during October, November and December. These classes are intended to refresh and inform graduate students on many of the fundamentals of the English common law legal system and also provide further insights into effective research and essay writing.