2 Dear student This tutorial letter contains feedback or comments on Assignment 01 of the second semester. __________________________________________________________________________ FEEDBACK ON ASSIGNMENT 01 (UNIQUE NUMBER: 592889)__________________________________________________________________________ Part A Question 1 (a) Students must show their understanding of the concept of law and its functions in the society. It requires you to explain its importance in everyday lives of the people. Law is regarded as sine qua non for human interaction in a society because it is the only enforceable body of rules recognised by the state, which are meant to regulate everyday actions of the members of the community. Therefore, as a body of rules, it helps human beings to form societies so that it can control the way in which they interact with one another. It is through this system of rules that order is created and kept in the society and people have a reliable sense of what is right or wrong, and what is punishable. Law has become such an integral part of our lives that every human interaction is governed by certain branch of the rules of law. A state without law is unimaginable. It would be a state without peace and order where fundamental rights of the people are always infringed upon by other members of the society. The institutions cannot function/operate effectively. Here there is no single correct example. Read Activity 2 of your study guide again (on pages 10 of your study guide/Tutorial letter 501/3/2015). (b) Here there is no wrong or right answer to this question since students would consider different newspaper texts. It requires you to look for newspaper texts that involve a dispute between parties (could be the state, individuals, institutions, organisations etc.) and identify and list various parties to the dispute and state which area(s) of law apply/ applies to the dispute. However, students are expected to start by indicating whether the issue in the newspaper text concerns criminal or civil law. Thereafter identify which particular aspect of crime or delict it is. Lastly, indicate whether there is any role that a lawyer can play or not. Read Activity 1.3 of your study guide again (on pages 14 of your study guide/Tutorial letter 501/3/2015). Question 2 Here students are required to discuss the given excerpt within the framework of SCL1501 module. There is no single correct answer to this question. The above passage emanates from the fact that human beings are naturally group oriented, they always learn from other fellow human beings. The passage encourages team work approach. It encourages students to establish study groups in order to study effectively. It is an
SCL1501/101 3 Dear Student 1 INTRODUCTION Dear Student We are truly excited to welcome you to the module Skills Course for Law Students (SCL1501) offered in the Department of Jurisprudence. We are confident that you will find it both interesting and helpful. Our approach to this module recognizes the importance of blending theory and practice. We will therefore make it as practical as possible so that you can learn and develop the legal skills that are so crucial to a student of law. However, all this will not be possible if you are not prepared to do the activities that we give you in the various study units in your study material. Above all, you should not be satisfied with merely absorbing the content of the study material. You will realise, as you go through your study material, that we encourage you to engage the material so that you can be able to apply whatever skill is taught with confidence! 2 PURPOSE AND OUTCOMES 2.1 Purpose This module is one of the foundational modules for the law degree (LLB) and other law-related diplomas. We wish to inform you that in the recent past, the legal profession made a startling discovery that most newly-qualified law graduates lacked the necessary skills for legal practice. This module introduces certain practical legal skills to beginner students in law, through the integration of theoretical knowledge with skills or application of that knowledge.