Postgraduate Module Descriptor


LAWM675: Intellectual Property Law and Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2008/9 academic year.

Module Aims

This module will examine the philosophy, social implications and practice of intellectual property law.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills

Students will be expected to understand and evaluate both intellectual property law and policy. In particular, students will be able to critically discuss: the commercial and social context of the historical development of intellectual property law; the foundational concepts used in intellectual property law and their limitations; and some to the significant effects that intellectual property law has on society.

Discipline-Specific Skills

Ability to identify legal problems associated with the philosophy, policy and practice of intellectual property law. Ability to assess and use primary and secondary sources in scholarly analyses of legal policy issues.

Personal and Key Skills

Capacity to conduct independent study and group work, including the presentation of material for group discussion, within a deadline.