Core Module Information
Module title: Foundations of International Private Law

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW09136
Module leader: Lorna Gillies
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The aim of the Module is to introduce the key concepts in international private law applicable in Scotland, with reference to CJEU and English case law in a post Brexit UK. This Module considers key concepts and key aspects of international private law applicable in Scotland. It is a Module required for entrance to the Faculty of Advocates. For more information please visit:

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explain the concept and apply the content of the main areas of Scots international private law. Analyse different approaches taken by various international conventions and foreign jurisdictions to the use of certain connecting factors in the key areas of jurisdiction, choice of law and recognition and enforcement of judgements. Critically evaluate the key substantive legal subjects of Scots international private law.
LO2: Conduct independent research that applies and integrates an understanding of Scots international private law principles and the substantive law, and to communicate complex ideas orally and in writing.
LO3: Apply legal knowledge to questions of Scots international private law; Demonstrate awareness of current issues relating to the module; Demonstrate skills to analyse current developments in Scots international private law; Demonstrate skills of researching current law within time constraints.
LO4: Research and writing within time constraints
LO5: Use relevant databases for legal research Communicate effectively in oral and written form on relevant legal issues.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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: Lorna Gillies
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Independent Learning Guided independent study 174
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 LO1 LO2 LO3 8 , WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 LO1 LO2 LO3 14/15 HOURS= 03.00
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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