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LS2025: DELICT AND UNJUSTIFIED ENRICHMENT (2017-2018)

Last modified: 05 Jun 2017 14:08


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?).  The course will be taught primarily by means of lecture and tutorial.  There will also be one compulsory interactive workshop illustrating how to quantify the amount of damages payable for personal injury.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Greg Gordon

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

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.

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

42 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (75%) and one 1500-word written damages quantification exercise and report to a client (25%, which mark carries forward to resit diets).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (75%) and one written damages quantification exercise carried forward (25%).

Formative Assessment

A tutorial problem question write-up.

Feedback

Written feedback will be on the students' formative problem question and a note on common errors will be provided. Written feedback will be on the students' summative exercise and a note on common errors will be provided.

Students who fail the final exam have the option to go over their first paper prior to the resit.
Feedback will be provided on an ongoing basis in tutorials in the form of tutors' responses to students' contributions in class.

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