|Prerequisites for Module|
Aims of Module
To develop knowledge of Entrepreneurship and Small Business theory in relation to the legal sector and an understanding of how enterprise skills can be used to generate new income streams.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Recognise the place of Entrepreneurship and Small Business theory in the legal sector. |
||Explain how a knowledge of such business practice can be used to benefit.|
||Develop key enterprise skills such as teamwork, creativity and innovation in legal practice.|
||Formulate and develop new entrepreneurial business models.|
Indicative Module Content
The nature of entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and small business theory and how these relate to the legal sector. It will also cover the practicalities of introducing enterprise into the legal sector. Content will include Enterprise skills such as creativity and innovation in a legal context. Enterprise based strategies in relation to the traditional model of legal business practice will be covered. The content is directed towards developing new business models for use in the legal sector.
Indicative Student Workload
|96||0||Mode of Delivery|
The module is delivered in taught mode by lectures, interactive group work, case-study, tutorials and directed study.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4|
This module is assessed by the submission of a 2000 word report. The module assessment method is group work.
|1.||BURNS, P. 2011. Entrepreneurship and small business. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan.|
|2.||CLARK, T., OSTERWALDER, A. and PIGNEUR, Y., 2012. Business model you: a one-page method for reinventing your career. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.|
|3.||DEAKINS, D., FREEL, M., 2009. Entrepreneurship and small firms. 5th ed. London: McGraw Hill.|
|4.||MILLER, N.P., DUNN, M.J., and CRANE, D., 2012. Entrepreneurial practice: enterprise skills for lawyers serving emerging client populations. Lake Mary, Florida: Vandenplas Publishing.|
|5.||OSTERWALDER, A., PIGNEUR, Y., 2010. Business model generation. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.|
Other directed readings will be provided by staff during tutorials.