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LS5095: COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL INSOLVENCY LAW (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:37


Course Overview

This course explores, through seminar discussion including some group work, the theory and general principles of insolvency law, the domestic insolvency law of selected jurisdictions (currently Scotland, the US and Germany), the theory and general principles of international insolvency law and selected topics in international insolvency law (currently the EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings, domestic law provisions regulating international insolvency in selected jurisdictions and the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency). Topics and selected jurisdictions may vary according to topicality.  

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Donna McKenzie-Skene

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will explore theory and practice relating to domestic insolvency law in selected jurisdictions and international insolvency law. The selected jurisdictions and topics may vary according to what is topical, but will include: theory and general principles of insolvency law; introduction to domestic insolvency law in selected jurisdictions (currently Scotland, the US and Germany); general problems and issues of principle relating to international insolvency; the EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings; domestic law provisions regulating international insolvency in selected jurisdictions (currently Scotland and Germany); the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency and its implementation in selected jurisdictions (currently Scotland and the US).

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

24 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st attempt: 1 formative non-assessed essay (1,000 words), 1 assessed essay of 2,500 words (25%) and 1 three hour written exam (75%). Resit: 100% examination, to be taken at the next diet.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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