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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3019: Commercial Law

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

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to develop your understanding of key aspects of commercial law broadly defined, including how sales and services contracts are created, what rights the parties enjoy and what kind of liabilities such contracts may give rise to domestically as well as under international law; how intermediaries are used to get the goods to the market and the relations that exist between manufacturers and customers. Consideration will be given to the aims of commercial law in the light of the changing manner that trade is conducted, the importance of finance and its efficacy in achieving its aims.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the main areas of commercial law in England and Wales and internationally, and be able to discuss the practical and business context in which they operate;
2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of relevant issues, and identify and analyse critically legal problems in the commercial law context; and
3. Demonstrate an awareness of pragmatic, commercial, moral, policy and/or other issues in this field.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Read legislation and case law, and apply it critically to specific commercial situations
5. Identify and evaluate critically legal data from more than one source or jurisdiction;
6. Analyse and apply legal data to specific facts and deduce likely outcomes where law is indeterminate;
7. Analyse and apply theoretical knowledge to specific situations;
Personal and Key Skills8. Demonstrate effective and persuasive communication skills in assessments and discussion;
9. Demonstrate sound research skills; and demonstrate effective team skills;
10. Work independently, within a limited time frame, to complete a specified task.