The ELSM summative personal skills portfolio contains the following items:
- Westlaw and Lexis certificates, already submitted and completed. Candidates should not attempt to submit or resubmit, in any form. All candidates who submitted their certificates on time will be given a grade of 100% for each of those units of assessment.
- The candidate’s answers to TB 1 seminar 7, questions on statutory interpretation, except for Q13. (This item of the portfolio carries 35 of the 100 marks available for the portfolio document).
- The candidate’s answers to TB1 seminar 8, questions on precedent and case analysis. (50 marks).
- A brief comment on what the candidate learned in executing the court report and receiving feedback. This includes anything relevant, such as comments on the type and jurisdiction of the court, anything about the visit, the court users and staff, court procedure and so on, and anything learned from feedback. (10 marks).
- A very brief explanation of what plagiarism is, and how to avoid it. (5 marks).
Submit the single document, called “ELSM portfolio”containing items 2, 3,4 and 5, into the portfolio TURNITIN electronic drop-box on StudySpace, in the “portfolio” folder, in “assessment” by 09.00 on January 8th 2015. The word limit is 3,000 words. Words over this limit will be ignored. Title, subtitles and question numbers are excluded from the word limit. Candidates should not replicate the questions in their answer document.The work must be in 12 point font, in Ariel, or Times New Roman. Candidates should use footnotes to provide citations for any material referred to. Oscola formatting MUST be used. TURNITIN will detect plagiarism, including copying from another student, or a PowerPoint, any book or article, or any teaching material. TURNITIN is calibrated to ignore small matches, such as titles of Acts of Parliament, and legitimate material placed in quotation marks. Please see the StudySpace front page and follow the hyperlink marked “plagiarism” in the top left corner of the screen, and read the academic regulations on plagiarism.The portfolio document will be given marks out of 100% and will be graded according to the KU and KLS grading criteria.All candidates are expected to realise by now that they will be penalised for using internet crib sources, such as the Law Teacher, Sixth Form Law and similar sites and they will be rewarded for using legitimate sources such as the module textbooks, Westlaw, Lexis and so on. In accordance with KU regulations, module leaders are not permitted to grant extensions. In the event of illness, please follow the procedure in the regulations and contact the business and law undergraduate office. Contact details for the module administrator are in the handbook.