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LS1536: DELICT AND UNJUSTIFIED ENRICHMENT (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:48


Course Overview

This course introduces students to two of the key branches of the Scots law of obligations, namely Delict (which governs legal liability for situations such as the negligent infliction of harm upon others, or liability for breach of privacy) and Unjustified Enrichment (which is concerned with questions such as, if I pay you money in error, am I entitled to demand that you return it?).  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Euan West

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

  • LS1025 Legal System (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)
  • One of Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides students with a knowledge and understanding of the key features of the law of unjustified enrichment and delict in Scots law. In particular, it considers the function and structure of the areas of law under discussion. The course will consider such topics as different forms of unjustified enrichment, the key principles of the law of negligence and breach of statutory duty, deliberate wrongs (including defamation and the intentional economic delicts), the law of damages and law of prescription and limitation as pertains to delict.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Multiple choice exam (20%)

Essay, 1000 words (40%)

48 hour written exam (40%)

 

Resit

Resit failed element in same format

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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