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LS1536: DELICT AND UNJUSTIFIED ENRICHMENT (2020-2021)

Last modified: 29 Sep 2020 12:35


Course Overview

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?).  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Euan West

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Either Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • LS1025 Legal System (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Multiple choice exam (20%)

Essay, 1000 words (40%)

48 hour written exam (40%)

 

Resit

Resit failed element in same format

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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