Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW2091: (European) Consumer Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
- introduction to the issues of consumer protection in context (relation contract-consumer law; competition – consumer law; the role of consumer behaviour; harmonisation of consumer law; consumer notions; concept of mixed contracts; average and vulnerable consumers);
- issues revolving around the consumer contract’s conclusion; discussion of consumer protection against unfair commercial practices;
- issues of consumer protection in conclusion of contracts with regard to adhesion contracts, standard terms and conditions; examination of the concept of unfairness of contract terms, as well as the consequences of such unfairness;
- regulation with regard to the conclusion of specific, popular consumer contracts, such as contracts of sale and contracts pertaining to travel; information rights, right of withdrawal, non-conformity and individual remedies; air passenger rights; package travel;
- consumer protection when the deal goes wrong; regulations with regard to product safety and liability as well as with regard to enforcement of consumer rights.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||22||11 x 2 hour lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||6||4 x 1.5 hour seminars|
|Guided independent study||42||Individual reading and lecture preparation|
|Guided independent study||20||Seminar preparation|
|Guided independent study||20||Formative assessment preparation|
|Guided independent study||40||Summative assessment preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
case law of the CJEU will be assigned for every lecture and workshop