Public Law and Research Skills

Course name(s): LLB Courses

Module Code(s): LAW_11752; LAW_22401

MODULE NAME: Public Law and Research Skills


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday 20th August 2021 by 4:00pm

Note: Your coursework must be submitted via Dropbox before the deadline.

E-mails will not be accepted.  All copies will be checked for plagiarism and/or collusion using appropriate detection software. Coursework will also be checked to ensure that the

word limit has been complied with.



The marking criteria will adhere to the NTU Grade Based Marking Descriptors applicable to your level of study and as such marks will be awarded for the following:

•     Identification of legal and constitutional issues

•     Accuracy in relation to relevant legislation and case law

•     Clarity of explanation of relevant legal rules

•     Evaluation of legal rules and concepts

•     Presentational skills (including grammar and spelling)

•      Accuracy of referencing (footnote citations and bibliography) in accordance with OSCOLA

WARNING: Academic Integrity and Academic Irregularities

When completing this assessment, you must ensure that your answer complies with the Regulations of Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Law School with regard to academic irregularities (see NTU Quality Handbook, Section 17C).

In no circumstances should an answer, or any part of an answer to this assessment, be agreed or shared with another person. This means that you should not share any drafts, notes or final scripts with another person. You should not present the work or words of another person as your own under any circumstances.

You are expected to use primary and secondary sources to inform your research, but the work you submit for assessment should be your own personal response to the assessment, expressed in your own words. Your work should not contain any work that has been copied from another source without appropriate referencing and citations. Quotation marks should be used when any work has been copied from another source, accompanied by an appropriate reference. All materials used in respect of this assessment should be cited in a bibliography – unless directed otherwise.

Professional Bodies, such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), will be informed of any academic irregularity found against you and this may cause further difficulties later in your career. If you are in any doubt about what is permitted, please speak with your tutor.

Answer the following:

“The separation of powers is not particularly important in the British constitution.” (LeSueur)

Explain and evaluate this statement.