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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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
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.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
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 objective test in like form to assessed one but shorter, for home completion. Submission of answer to tutorial case study.
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.