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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
  • Professor Robin Evans-Jones

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • LS1013 Foundations of Private Law (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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

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

Formative Assessment

Non-counting practice examination in Week 9 of term.


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.

Course Learning Outcomes


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