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This course examines the law of sales in both a Scottish and international context. Seminar topics will give students a good working knowledge of issues which occur when a difficulty arises (e.g. non-conformity of goods, passing of risk, damages, exemption, avoidance) and the role of important European law as well as international treaties and conventions.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
Course Aims: This course aims to give students a working knowledge of Scottish, UK and the main international treaties and conventions relating to the law of sales as well as detailed knowledge of specific aspects of the law of sales in the Scottish, UK, international and comparative context. Main Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding By the end of the course students should have acquired: (1) Knowledge of aspects of the law of sales in the Scottish, UK, international and comparative context; (2) Knowledge of the major international treaties and conventions and UK laws relating to the law of sales. Subject-Specific Skills and Concepts By the end of the course students should have acquired: (1) First-hand experience dealing with relevant primary sources from various legal systems; (2) The ability to successfully carry out individual research on questions of the law of sales, including the ability to locate and evaluate relevant source material. Key Skills (Transferable) By the end of this course, students should also have inter alia the following generic skills: (1) A developed analytic ability; (2) The ability to communicate clearly complex ideas and arguments, both orally and in writing; (3) The ability to work effectively as a group and as an individual; (4) The ability to extract, analyse and apply information from a variety of sources. Content: Seminar topics have been chosen to give students a good knowledge of the law of sales, particularly focusing on issues which arise when a difficulty arises (e.g. non-conformity of goods, passing of risk, damages, exemption, interest, avoidance) and the role of important international treaties and conventions (e.g. CISG). It is intended that the content will have a comparative focus.
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1st Attempt: Three-hour exam (100%). Resit: None.
Essay (2,000 words for LLB students; 2,500 words for MA students).
Feedback on the essay will be provided on the feedback form within three weeks from the date of submission.