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LS452N: UNJUSTIFIED ENRICHMENT (HONOURS) (2022-2023)

Last modified: 28 Oct 2022 11:51


Course Overview

Unjustified enrichment is a relatively new addition to Scots private law. In spite of its novelty, or perhaps because of it, the subject has attracted a significant degree of academic attention over the past thirty to forty years, having stirred up a number of academic debates, ranging from the national to the existential (i.e. ‘Does unjustified enrichment even need to exist in a modern legal system?’). This course aims to confront at least some of these debates.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Euan West

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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

Some seminars will explore specific branches of the law of unjustified enrichment, e.g. the claims known as the condictio indebiti and the condictio causa data causa non secuta. The aim will be to examine how these claims work, what their limits are, whether they are fit for purpose, and whether they compare favourably with their cousins in other legal systems. Other seminars will examine broader issues in the law of unjustified enrichment such as its structure (taxonomy), its distinctive role in Scots private law and its interaction with other legal areas such as the law of contract.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Exam

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Essay

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Resit Failed Element in same format if due to extenuating circumstances

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandTo give participants an overview of the Scots law of unjustified enrichment.
ConceptualEvaluateTo formulate views on the best lines for future development of the Scots law of unjustified enrichment.
ConceptualAnalyseTo analyse problems relating to the nature and development of causes of action in Scots law that arise from deliberately conferred enrichment.
ConceptualUnderstandTo place the Scots law of unjustified enrichment in its historical and comparative context.
ConceptualAnalyseTo analyse problems relating to the nature and development of causes of action in Scots law that arise from deliberately conferred enrichment

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