John is actually very nice and is really passionate about teaching. Some of the lectures are quite interesting as they involve lots of controversial criminal cases. Attendance is taken for both lectures and tutorials so that might be an issue if you cannot put in time to attend classes. The workload is not bad in comparison to many other GEs. Exam is actually pretty straightforward as it is an open book exam. The notes that you go through in class contains about 70% of the answers so if you have read them before attending the exam you will do decently.
The three main assessments of this course are (1)open book exam(50%), (2) 2 court visit reports(30%), and (3)individual presentation and class participation(20%).
This course has no group project, the grade relies heavily on the final open book exam.
This course does not cover very deep law issue, It only introduces some basic stuff.
Assessment: (1) Court Visit Report: 30%
This part is interesting. They asked you to go to courts to listen to real trials. I went there for four times. The 30% is easy to get as long as you write questions carefully.
(2) Presentation+tutorial participation: 20%
You can get high marks as long as you do the presentations well and ask questions during the tutorials.
(3) Final Exam: 50%
Lecture: Mr. Burke John prepares lecture very well. He explains things well and gives us many examples. To be honest, you don't need to listen to lecutres, though. Reviewing notes is enough for the final exam.
The final exam requires you to integrate what you have learned throughout the semester. Besides reviewing lecture notes, participating in the tutorials is a good choice because you can have more ideas.
1份court visit report (2000字),其實係要去2個唔同既法院旁聽，分別寫2份report，每份1000字，大把時間比你做(雖然都係最後先黎做)
要Exam,但唔係take-home,個exam係open book exam,可以帶曬D notes 去考,題目唔算難，題目類似通識咁,首先比較兩樣野(例如兩地既陪審團制度),之後叫你比意見,比grade都好鬆手下
功課俾心機做 tutor 俾分唔緊
個人覺得幾有趣 學到野 可以去下court visit 明下香港大概既criminal system
一個五分鐘present 加 attendance (25%) B+
一份court visit report (25%) A-
一份take home exam (50%) ?
我英文麻麻又冇答過問題 Class Participation個part都有B+ 所以唔使擔心
Lecture 超hea, 聽5聽都冇問題因為冇project, quiz, test, exam 係拎返屋企做，佔50%,3題揀1題寫essay . 佢最尾個堂會同我地溫書，再重温一D佢認為重要geh topics. 姐係比tips. 另外，有一份court report, 佔25%,都容易，比曬format ，你只需填D答案上去就ok. 呢份我B+左。最後就有一個大約5 min presentation, 自己任揀一個relate 呢個course geh topics 。present 時可以咩都冇就甘講亦可以整ppt。呢part + 平時participation mark 佔25%. 但佢好小mark 低邊個答左佢問題，而我重來冇比佢mark 低過，但turn out 有A-我覺得exam 好重要，因為我court report B+, 上堂又吾積極。呢個course 係hea+ 0 freeride +好grade 之選！
機本上輕鬆到喊…冇乜點上過堂，叫人take attendance,就算上堂都冇乜聽書，但professor其實好好，所以有d guilty *_*功課要用心做就ok
50% Final Exam係屋企自己做
25% Court Visit Report
25% Participation + Individual Presentation
Court report and portfolio is ok.
Take home exam is a bit difficult.
Court Visit 後COURT REPORT (A-)
一份TAKE HOME EXAM (問題比assignment難)
雖然係School of Law既course, 但係D terms 其實唔難
a hea course with good grade
1. No group assignment.
2. One court visit report plus one portfolio plus one take-home exam.
3. All not less than 500 words but not more than 1000 words.
4. Quite rely on your delivery.
BURKE好好人，同佢傾計好舒服，問佢問題又肯詳細答，而且有心教書。工作量輕鬆，聽court寫COURT REPORT，一份1000字PORTFOLIO，一份TAKE HOME EXAM。
John 好好人. 好有心教,
一份TAKE HOME EXAM
Open book exam
One thousand word assignment
呢份Portfolio拎A- 大家不妨寫多啲 我每篇都寫200字到 佢comment寫到好好
跟住要做份court report...超簡單 聽court都幾有趣