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LS1022: FOUNDATIONS OF PRIVATE LAW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 14 Sep 2017 17:01


Course Overview

The course provides firstly a map of private law as drawn from the institutional scheme. It then progresses to an equivalent of the medical student’s study of anatomy in the sense that, concentrating on the law of property and obligations, it examines the main concepts of private law and how they operate together as a system to solve everyday legal problems.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Robin Evans-Jones

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • LS1013 Foundations of Private Law (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

An introduction to the substance, system and method of Private Law - working from the common core of institutions of the countries which follow the Civil Law tradition, with special attention to the Scottish variant of this tradition. Emphasis is on the Law of Property and Law of Obligations, but some consideration is also given to the other branches of Private Law. Some time is devoted the teaching of the historical foundations of the Civil Law tradition and its reception in Scotland and world-wide.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor Of Laws (Accelerated) With English Law
  • Bachelor Of Laws With English Law & European Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Laws (Accelerated)
  • Bachelor of Laws (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws and Belgian Law (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws and European Legal Studies (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws and French Law (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws and German Law (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws and Spanish Law (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws with English Law
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Accountancy (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Business Management (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Economics (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in French Language (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Gaelic Language (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in German Language (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Management Studies (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Music (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws with Options in Spanish Language (Hons)

Contact Teaching Time

38 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Non-counting practice examination in Week 9 of term.

Feedback

Students receive written feedback on the practice exam in the form of a comprehensive model answer. Staff operate an open door policy and encourage students wishing additional feedback to seek same. Students who fail the final exam have the option to go over their first paper prior to the resit. Feedback is also provided through tutors comments in tutorial sessions.

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