LAW-30093 - Commercial Law
Coordinator: Eliza C Varney Room: CBC1.019 Tel: +44 1782 7 33544
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20

Law Combined Honours (Level 6)
Law Minor (Level 6)
Law Single Honours (Level 6)
Liberal Arts Single Honours (Level 6)
Liberal Arts Single Honours (Masters) (Level 6)


Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20

This module offers an exciting opportunity for students seeking to explore and understand commercial law issues. It is an ideal choice for anyone aiming for a career in the English legal profession or a field of commerce. We will look at both practical legal doctrines and theoretical questions.
Students selecting this module should normally have previously successfully completed both core Contract modules at Level 5 (Year 2), namely: Law 20031 'Contract Law 1' and Law 20032 'Contract Law 2' or be able to demonstrate equivalent-level knowledge of English Contract law.

Aims
To provide a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical doctrines and practical applications of English commercial law in the context of the impact of those rules of commercial law on economic activity.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-30093/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the essential doctrinal elements of English commercial law: 1
Express a critical view of an area of law which is subject to challenge on both business and moral grounds: 1
Marshall and apply legal knowledge to supply creative solutions to practical legal problems: 1
Synthesise case law, statute and regulatory instruments so as to provide a coherent view of law in its context: 1

Study hours

9 x two hour lectures = 18
4 x one hour tutorials = 4
Tutorial preparation = 36 hours
Directed reading and exam prep. (including formative work) = 90
Exam = 2
Total = 150 hours

School Rules

Students selecting this module should normally have previously successfully completed both core Contract modules at Level 5 (Year 2), namely, Law 20031 'Contract' and Law 20032 'Contract, when things go wrong'; or be able to demonstrate equivalent-level knowledge of English Contract law.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Exam weighted 100%
Two hour exam
Students will be asked to answer two questions: one compulsory seen problem question and one unseen essay question (from a choice of three).