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This course introduces students to two of the key branches of the Scots law of obligations, namely Delict (which governs legal liability for situations such as the negligent infliction of harm upon others, or liability for breach of privacy) and Unjustified Enrichment (which is concerned with questions such as, if I pay you money in error, am I entitled to demand that you return it?). The course will be taught primarily by means of lecture and tutorial. There will also be one compulsory interactive workshop illustrating how to quantify the amount of damages payable for personal injury.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course provides students with a knowledge and understanding of the key features of the law of unjustified enrichment and delict in Scots law. In particular, it considers the function and structure of the areas of law under discussion. The course will consider such topics as different forms of unjustified enrichment, the key principles of the law of negligence and breach of statutory duty, deliberate wrongs (including defamation and the intentional economic delicts), the law of damages and law of prescription and limitation as pertains to delict.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (75%) and one 1500-word written damages quantification exercise and report to a client (25%, which mark carries forward to resit diets).
A tutorial problem question write-up.
Written feedback will be on the students' formative problem question and a note on common errors will be provided. Written feedback will be on the students' summative exercise and a note on common errors will be provided.