1.5 Programme Outcomes
The programme is designed to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
a) Knowledge and Understanding Skills
? To demonstrate a critical comprehension and evaluative understanding of the main issues, theories and methodologies that are central to constitutional laws at national and international levels.
? To demonstrate a comprehension and analytic understanding of the main functional areas of
Jurisprudence, Civil and Criminal laws, Property Laws etc.
? To evaluate the role of the professional lawyers and the professional and ethical considerations associated with this role and its contexts.
? To critically analyse and evaluate lawful strategic processes within the context of the prevailing laws for all legal aspects of life.
? To demonstrate a critical, analytic and evaluative application of laws and its practices within the context of professional law practices.
? To demonstrate a critical awareness and utilisation of research and applied research in the evolution of law studies
b) Cognitive Skills
? To critically reason, synthesise judgments, and analyse complex legal issues both Systematically and innovatively.
? To reflect creatively and critically on their learning experience and make informed Judgments on this experience. To analyse and critically evaluate primary and secondary information collected from Research.
? To critically utilise, analyse and synthesise problem identification, problem solving and decision making skills, procedures and processes in resolving complex legal issues.
? To evaluate and critically appraise legal practices, and activities and make informed judgments on these.
? To critically formulate, propose, and implement solutions and conclusions to complex legal problems and do this in an effective and efficient manner.
? To act with reflection, critical insight, and in an independent manner in the planning and managing of their learning with limited guidance and in response to varied contexts, situations and environmental requirements.
c) Practical Skills
? To recognise the personal attitudes and dispositions that underpin effective communication in various contexts, and have practised interpersonal skills in various situations.
? To demonstrate an ability to conduct research into legal studies and allied issues, fields and environmental contexts either individually or as part of a team through researching and research design; data and evidence collection, evaluation and synthesis; critical analysis, synthesis of interpretation and formation of judgments, and the reporting of findings.
? To demonstrate critical skills of numeracy, literacy, and qualitative and quantitative abilities in researching, collation, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of evidence.
? To utilize a variety of interpersonal and transferable communication skills including listening to alternative viewpoints and undertaking the evaluation of argument and intellectual positions; engaging in critical discourse, and debate with peers and responding to the views of others; engaging in critical discussion and persuading or influencing others.
? To self manage their professional activities and communicate effectively and efficiently while utilizing appropriate means and media of communication including new technologies/information technology and within peer groups and other professional groupings.
? To solve problems, articulate conclusions, make judgments, and form recommendations based on evidence and which are subject to a well developed capacity for critical appraisal and which are based on imaginative, robust judgment, and firm foundations.
d) Transferable Skills
? To structure and communicate ideas both orally and in writing taking appropriate account of the nature of the audience and utilizing effective means of communication as legal drafting.
? To effectively and efficiently manage their time and be able to work to deadlines.
? To be an autonomous learner and take responsibility for their learning , including being able to act independently in the use and application of resources for learning.
? To use creative and imaginative thinking in both problem solving and decision making activities.
? To effectively clarify and prioritize the addressing of individual and group tasks and lead or work within a group towards meeting the requirements of defined deadlines and outcome specifications.
? To practice and promote their own continuing professional development and learning and on-going personal development Reflection, self- awareness and openness to life-long learning opportunities.