Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2112C: Legal Foundations for Business

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Caroline Keenan (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module introduces you to the potential of law to develop a sustainable business environment. Knowledge of law is an intrinsic part of the effective operation of your business, and will have an impact upon operations from conception to dissolution. Legal knowledge helps you navigate the development of your sustainable business – from how you run the company to employing other people, from considering what you will sell to how you will manage waste, law, whether as international legislation or local policy, will affect and guide your choices.  While law often seems like a closed book to those unfamiliar with it, it is actually a tool to be utilised (not least because substantial costs can be saved from simply understanding the legal system and how lawyers navigate it).


There are no pre-requisites for this module. The module is suitable for students entirely new to law as well as those who have studied some law already and may also be appropriate for those studying on a Flexible Combined Honours pathway.


The module may be taken in the second year of an LLB or BBL programme or as a second or third year-module on other programmes of study.

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