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LS3525: COMMERCIAL AND CONSUMER CONTRACTS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 05 Jun 2017 14:20


Course Overview

This course examines, through a series of lectures and tutorials, a number of important areas of Scots commercial and consumer law, including the sale and supply of goods and services, the hire of goods, consumer credit and insurance. It also, through lectures, workshops and a presentation, introduces students to the skills and techniques of advocacy in the context of a commercial and/or consumer dispute.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Malcolm Combe

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

The course considers the most important statutory and common law principles of Scots Commercial and Consumer Law. Topics covered are: sale and supply of goods and services; hire of goods; insurance; consumer credit transactions and consumer protection. The course also introduces students to the skills and techniques of Advocacy, within the context of a commercial and/or consumer dispute.

Further Information & Notes

This course is compulsory for the LLB degree and assumes a considerable degree of legal knowledge. The Law School offers Business Law courses for non-LLB students as a more introductory course in this area, suitable for non-lawyers.

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 With International Exchange (With Honours)
  • 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

35 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination, part Multiple-choice objective test and part written examination (75%) and one role-played Advocacy exercise assessed by means of oral presentation (25%) the mark of which will carry forward into the resit.

Resit: 1 two-hour examination, part Multiple-choice objective test and part written examination (75%). The mark for the Advocacy exercise will be carried forward.

Formative Assessment

Formative objective test in like form to assessed one but shorter, for home completion. Submission of answer to tutorial case study.

Feedback

The case study will be discussed at tutorial, and further feedback on performance in the written exercise will be provided at a subsequent tutorial.

Written feedback on the formative objective test will also be provided.

Feedback will also be provided on an ongoing basis in the form of tutors' comments to students' contributions in tutorials. Students who fail on first attempt will be able to arrange a meeting in advance of the resit to discuss their examination performance.

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