Module title: Business and Corporate Law

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW08102
Module leader: Leslie Dodd
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites


2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Douglas Maule
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs 1-4 Lectures are used to provide a knowledge base for students while tutorials give students the opportunity to reinforce their learning by requiring legal research from a wide range of sources, book-based or otherwise, the application of law to practical situations and problem-solving. The written assessment, generally an essay, requires students to demonstrate their knowledge of the law, their ability to discuss a legal point or difficulty intelligently and their capacity to demonstrate their ability to write about law in accordance with normal legal/academic practice. The examination performs the same role but over a wider area of topics.
LOs 1-4 Key employability skills/ PDP/ scholarship skills: these are embedded and assessed. As regards research and information retrieval, students are expected to research from a variety of legal resources a selected problematic area of law within the range of topics within the module and to come to a balanced and informed view of that area; as regards communication, written communication skills, promoting accuracy of expression and the importance of drafting, are assessed in both coursework and examination. This will be of paramount importance to later practice within the legal profession.
LOs 1-4 Assessment (formative and summative): formative assessment occurs in week 2 with the completion of an exercise involving information retrieval and information presentation skills to reinforce the need for high standards of expression and clarity in communication. From time to time, throughout the course, written answers to selected problem questions may be handed in and marked in order to provide feedback to students on their progress. Summative assessment occurs generally in week 8 with a written assignment. There is also a final examination.
LOs 1-4 Research/ teaching linkages: students are expected to keep abreast of recent developments and current literature in the law, to refer to it in their work and to discuss it in tu

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Other 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1-4 8 , WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module covers the following topics: Sources of law and legal system, contract, delict, consumer law, agency law, partnership law, company law, personal and corporate insolvency law, employment law, data protection, freedom of information, and intellectual property.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Understand the law relating to certain essential topics within the area of business law.
LO2: Apply the law relating to those topics.
LO3: Be aware of those topics' applicability to business.
LO4: Discuss coherently problematic issues in the law relating to those topics.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Business and Corporate Law