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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3019: Commercial Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

Introduction to commercial law: concept and definition of goods and services contracts

Implied terms
Passing of risk and property
Remedies of the buyer
Remedies of the seller
Banking and payment systems
Agency: the external relationship

Sources of international commercial sales: English law and SOGA 1979, Incoterms, CIF and FOB contracts, 1980 Vienna Convention on International sale of goods

Creation of the contract: incorporation of standard terms and transport obligations
Transfer of risk and property
Seller’s duty re the goods and documents
Bills of lading
Letters of credit
Rejection and remedies for breach of contract

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities3322 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities168 x 2 hour workshops
Guided independent study100Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided independent study60Workshop preparation
Guided independent study91Formative and summative assessments preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).