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Introduction to Commercial Law


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 5
  • Convenor: Dr Guido Comparato
  • Assessment: a quiz (10%) and 2500-word reflective essay (90%)

Module description

In this module we cover basic material from several areas of commercial law, as well as adjacent areas including banking law, company law, consumer law, international economic law, labour law and intellectual property law.

The module is ideal for those thinking of completing the LLB with a specialisation in commercial law but who have little knowledge or experience in this area. It is also suited to those who do not wish to specialise in commercial law, but nonetheless want a grounding in basic concepts in this area.

Indicative syllabus

  • Commercial law
  • Company law
  • Banking and monetary law
  • Consumer law
  • Labour law
  • Intellectual property law
  • International economic law
  • Private international law

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • articulate the scope and general principles of a range of commercial law topics
  • understand core legal concepts and contemporary debates in company law, banking and monetary law, consumer law, labour law, intellectual property law, international economic law and private international law
  • understand the career paths within these various areas of law.