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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.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (100%).
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.