Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3019: Commercial Law

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


NQF Level L5
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)

Dr Susan Yin (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This is a crucial module if you are considering working in the area of commercial law. It examines key aspects of commercial law in England and Wales, drawing, where relevant, on materials from other jurisdictions and materials prepared under international commercial law. The focus will be 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. The module aims (a) to give you an understanding of different aspects of commercial (and consumer) law; (b) to encourage you to think practically in this field, and apply the legal rules and principles they have learned to specific commercial situations; and (c) to 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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