LAW-10027 - Business Law
Coordinator: Forough Ramezankhah Room: CBC2.009 Tel: +44 1782 7 34515
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20

The module aims to develop an understanding of the legal framework that informs contemporary business practice.
The module is divided into four key areas: an introduction to the English Legal System; an introduction to essential of Contract Law; an introduction to Tort Law; and an introduction to business structures and ownership. 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.
This module uses a combination of lectures and tutorials and formative and summative assessment and online self-test questions to develop a range of transferable skills, including the ability to reflect, analyse, critique and advise, problem solving and effective written communication of findings.

Aims
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.
This module uses a combination of lectures and tutorials and online self-test questions to develop a range of transferable skills, including the ability to reflect, analyse, critique and advise, problem solving and effective written communication of findings.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-10027/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

Compare and contrast business structures available in the UK; explain the business structures available in the UK.: 1
Advise 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.: 1
Communicate in writing which business structure is most appropriate and be able to explain why.: 1
Explain basic contract law principles in connection with offer & acceptance; consideration and terms.: 1
Advise hypothetical clients of potential legal remedies for possible breaches of contract.: 1
Communicate in writing the most appropriate action to take in connection with possible breach of contract and be able to explain why.: 1
Explain the basic principles of the Torts Law including Negligence: duty of care, breach, causation, damage.: 1

Study hours

18 hours of lectures (9 x 2)
4 hours tutorials (fortnightly)
2 Hour Exam
126 hours independent study and exam preparation

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Exam weighted 100%
2 hour unseen Exam
Unseen Exam requiring 2 essay questions to be answered from a choice of 4