Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module aims to develop an initial understanding of the legal frameworks that inform contemporary business practices. The module is divided into four key areas: an introduction to the English Legal System; an introduction to the essentials of Contract Law; an introduction to Tort Law; and an introduction to business structures and ownership. The development of companies as a type of business entity is discussed in the context of the 18th Century, the Industrial Revolution and Colonialism. The module is designed as an introduction to the legal issues and legal skills which are important in a business context and provides a remarkable opportunity to develop a level of commercial awareness. This module uses a combination of lectures and tutorials also formative online self-test questions and summative assessment to develop a range of transferable skills, including the ability to reflect, analyse, critique, advise, write effectively and consider case law.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-10027/lists
The module aims to explore the legal framework that informs contemporary business practice. It is designed as an introduction to the legal issues and legal skills which are important in a business context and provides an interesting opportunity to develop a level of commercial awareness.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Compare and contrast business structures available in the UK; explain the business structures available in the UK: 1Advise hypothetical clients of the advantages and disadvantages of each business structure with regard to given circumstances; advise hypothetical clients from a technical and practical viewpoint in connection with appropriate business structure: 1Communicate in writing which business structure is most appropriate and be able to explain why: 1Explain basic contract law principles in connection with offer & acceptance and consideration: 1Advise hypothetical clients of potential legal remedies for possible breaches of contract: 1Communicate in writing the most appropriate action to take in connection with possible breach of contract and be able to explain why: 1Explain the basic principles of the Torts Law including Negligence: duty of care, breach, causation, damage: 1
Lectures = 18 hoursTutorials = 6 hoursQ & A = 2 hoursRevision = 2 hoursTutorial preparation = 30 hoursAssessment preparation and independent study = 92 hours
1: Essay weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
One piece of assessment in the form of a 2000 Words Essay with unseen questionsThe word limit for the essay is 2,000 in accordance with the School's policy for Level 4 essays. Students must answer two questions from a choice of four essay titles. The two questions carry equal weight, i.e. 50% each.
Answers must be completed and submitted in accordance with the Law School approved rubric for unseen essay assessments.