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Aligning Programme Outlines with Assessment

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Devonshire, P, & Brailsford, I 2012, 'Re-Defining Learning Outcomes: A Case For The Assessment Of Skills And Competencies In A Law Degree', New Zealand Universities Law Review, 25, 2, pp. 271-284 

Abstract (part): This paper argues that a law degree should be re-conceptualised to acknowledge that the study of law is a process that requires the attainment of certain skills and competencies. This imperative should inform the design and assessment of undergraduate law courses. Focusing on what a student is able to know, do or demonstrate, places less reliance upon classroom performance and content delivery, and prompts broader enquiry as to the desired learning outcomes for a law degree and the extent to which these outcomes can be supported by assessment.