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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3019: Commercial Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Severine Saintier (Lecturer)

Dr Monica Vessio (Lecturer)

Dr Chunping Bush (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


This is a crucial module if you are considering working in the area of commercial law broadly defined. It examines key aspects of commercial law both from a domestic (England and Wales) as well as from an international viewpoint. The focus will be on sale of goods and services, banking and agency. Stress will be laid on the practical implications of the rules of commercial law, together with more theoretical issues. The module aims (a) to give you an understanding of different aspects of commercial (and consumer) law; (b) to encourage you to think practically in this field, and apply the legal rules and principles you have learned to specific commercial situations; and (c) to enable you to identify and evaluate issues within commercial law. It will also put the rules of trade in the context of the changing nature of the way we trade, consume and the need for a more circular way of trading.

LAW1004 Law of Contract is a pre-requisite and no co-requisites are required. The module is not suitable for non-specialist students or those on interdisciplinary pathways.

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