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BAEcon Economics and Philosophy / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Business Law 1: Law, Business Liabilities and the Consumer
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The course unit will focus on the common law approach to Contract Law and the Law of Tort.
This course unit will examine how the law operates to ensure coherence, fairness and efficiency in the conduct of business, and will give the international context and commercial status of these two major areas of business law.
Students will study the interaction between various principles of business law, current issues in the business world, case studies and learn how to apply legal rules to real and hypothetical problems.
On completion of this course unit students should be able to:
Understand, recognise and apply fundamental principles of business law.
Identify legal risk and avoid liability where possible, and be able to work in a business law context.
Analyse legal trends and assess their importance for business strategy.
Locate and update information from a variety of specialist sources in a fast moving legal area.
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and seminars
Virtual Learning Environment
Lecture slides and seminar materials will be provided on Blackboard
Total study hours: 100 hours split between lectures, classes, self study and preparation for classes and examinations.
Informal Contact Methods
- Skills highlighted include: • Precision-based subject • Group study & team work : allocation ; co-ordination; application & presentation • Individual cold-start research • Recognition & evaluation of new developments in the field • Hands-on application of primary resources • Practical case study analysis
Examination at the end of Semester 2 - 100%
- Informal advice and discussion during lectures and seminars.
- Specific course related feedback sessions.
- Written and/or verbal comments on non-assessed practice pieces.
These are suggested texts, other texts may be recommended during the first lecture. You are not obliged to purchase any of the texts on this list. If you do purchase a textbook, choose a style which suits you ; if you miss a lecture you will need to supplement your lecture slides.
!! n.b. always double check you have the latest edition !!
n.b. page numbers will not be given, you are expected to locate information within given texts as part of your skills development.
Adams, Law for Business Students ( Pearson )
Jones, Introduction to Business Law ( OUP )
Marson & Ferris, Business Law ( OUP )
Macintyre, Business Law ( Pearson )
Riches, Keenan & Riches Business Law ( Pearson )
Card & James, Business Law (OUP)
Various websites, library & other electronic resources and further reading, as directed, including : www.westlaw.co.uk and www.lexisnexis.co.uk
Chen-Wishart, Contract Law ( OUP )
Cheshire, Fifoot & Furmston Law of Contract ( OUP )
Richards Law of Contract ( Pearson )
Taylor & Taylor Contract Law - Directions Series ( OUP )
Cooke, Law of Tort ( Pearson )
Horsey & Rackley, Tort ( OUP )
Cheeseman Contemporary Business Law (Pearson )
Hanson , Learning Legal Skills & Reasoning ( Routledge )
Haigh, Legal English ( Routledge )
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|Ian Johnson||Unit coordinator|
Dependent course units: N/A
Programme Restrictions: Available only on the following programmes Level 2 BSc Management/Management (specialism), BSc International Management, BSc International Management with American Business Studies, BSc IBFE, BSc ITMB & BA (Econ);
Core for BSc Accounting;
Option for level 3 BA ( Econ).
For Academic Year 2023/24
Updated: March 2023
Approved by: March UG Committee