Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3161: Commercial Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content and order of syllabus coverage may vary, it is envisaged that it will include some of the following topics:-

  • Introduction to commercial law
  • Sources of international commercial sales: English law and SOGA 1979, Incoterms, CIF and FOB contracts, 1980 Vienna Convention on International sale of goods
  • Creation of the contract: incorporation of standard terms and transport obligations
  • Transfer of risk and property
  • Seller’s duty re the goods and documents
  • Bills of lading
  • Letters of credit
  • Rejection and remedies for breach of contract

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities2211 x 2 hour Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities4.53 x 1.5 hour workshops
Guided independent study34Workshop preparation
Guided independent study80Assessment preparation
Guided independent study10Formative assessment

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).