Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2019: Commercial Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2013/4 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks), term 2 (11 weeks) and term 3 (2 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor James Devenney (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This is a crucial module if you are considering working in the area of commercial law. You will examine key aspects of commercial law in England and Wales, drawing, where relevant, on materials from other jurisdictions and materials prepared under international commercial law. You will focus on major doctrines such as agency, assignment and sale of goods. Stress will be laid on the practical implications of the rules of commercial law, together with more theoretical issues. You will gain an understanding of different aspects of commercial (and consumer) law; (b) you will be encouraged to think practically in this field, and apply the legal rules and principles you have learnt to specific commercial situations; and (c) this module will enable you to identify and evaluate issues within commercial law.

LAW1004 Law of Contract is a pre-requisite and no co-requisites are required.  The module is not suitable for non-specialist students and those on interdisciplinary pathways.

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