|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT (OF 6,000 WORDS)||80%|
|Semester Assessment||VISUAL AND WRITTEN PRESENTATION||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT (6,000 WORDS TO BE SUBMITTED, IF FAILED)||80%|
|Supplementary Assessment||VISUAL AND WRITTEN PRESENTATION (TO BE DELIVERED, IF FAILED)||20%|
In the modern international business environment a sound knowledge of the legal problems associated with electronic commerce is essential. The principal aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the legal issues relating to electronic commerce, including how to deal with them and how to avoid them. Students will be encouraged to address the conceptual issues arising from the application of legal principles to the electronic business environment. Students will also be introduced to existing and proposed legal controls of commercial activity conducted via this medium. In addition to demonstrating a high level of understanding and knowledge of the relevant legal problems students will also be expected to analyse legal problems and suggest solutions.
For an increasing number of enterprises, conducting commercial transactions via the Internet has become an integral part of business life. The ability to identify and analyse the related legal issues is a vital skill for the business lawyer. This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the internationally emerging legal environment relating to electronic commerce. This will include a study of the approach adopted by the European Union and the UK as well as within the international business community. Specific issues which will be covered include jurisdiction and choice of law, electronic contracting, electronic payment methods and digital cash, and consumer protection.
1. Cross border issues
2. Contracting Electronically
Making the Contract
3. Liability of Intermediaries
4. Consumer Issues
Security, confidentiality and Data Protection
5. International Regulation of financial Services
Fraud and anti-money laundering provisions
Throughout the module, students will practise and develop their skills of research, analysis, time-management, oral and written presentation. In seminars they will develop their ability to listen, understand and explain subject related topics as well as present a point of view orally and discuss their thoughts with the rest of the class; their assignments will enable them to develop their skills of independent research, analysis, presentation and writing (including data collection and retrieval, IT and time management). All learning throughout the module will be relevant to a career in any legal profession.
This module is at CQFW Level 7