Module Information

Module Identifier
LDM0720
Module Title
International Commercial Law
Academic Year
2019/2020
Co-ordinator
Semester
Distance Learning
Reading List

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT  (6,000 WORDS)  80%
Semester Assessment VISUAL AND WRITTEN PRESENTATION  20%
Supplementary Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT  (6,000 WORDS TO BE SUBMITED, IF FAILED)  80%
Supplementary Assessment VISUAL AND WRITTEN PRESENTATION TO BE DELIVERED, IF FAILED  20%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the fundamental principles, doctrines and concepts associated with international commercial law.
2. Use advanced legal skills and information in order to critically evaluate complex and specialised provisions and their impact on commercial activity, both at a practical and theoretical level.
3. Locate and evaluate the relevant literature and materials in this field and use them in critical discussions of the subject
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the interaction between commercial activity and fundamental human rights and critically assess the tensions created between the competing interests
5. Demonstrate the ability to employ advanced skills and analytical tools to conduct research that shall be useful for both practitioners and academic researchers.

Brief description

The module will provide the opportunity to study, in depth, key concepts, mechanisms and issues in transnational commercial law. From the history and background to harmonisation and future directions, students will be exposed to a wide range of material. Uniquely, the module also provides the opportunity to engage with and evaluate the current challenges to commercial activity associated with corporate personality for ensuring corporate accountability/responsibility

Content

1. Nature and History of International Commercial Law
2. Sources of International Commercial Law
3. International Sales and Restatements of General Contract Law
4. International Sales and Restatements of General Contract Law cont
5. Conflict of Laws Issues in Commercial Transactions
6. Alternative/International Dispute Resolution
7. Alternative/International Dispute Resolution cont
8. Corporate Personality: Corporate Human Rights
9. Corporate Personality: Corporate Manslaughter

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Assignment and oral presentation; participation with online discussion group
Improving own Learning and Performance Studying the material and writing the assignment
Information Technology Module requires the use of IT as a core resource for locating legal material
Personal Development and Career planning Gaining confidence in legal thinking and analysis
Problem solving Assignment and oral presentation
Research skills The module seeks to further develop practical legal skills and a theoretical engagement with international commercial law
Subject Specific Skills Apply generic skills to specific subjects of the theme through the assignment
Team work Online discussion group

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7