Core Module Information
Module title: International Private Law

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

Module code: LAW10118
Module leader: Lorna Gillies
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law


Description of module content:

To enable the students to understand the key concepts and relevance of international private law norms and to critically analyse the concepts of jurisdiction and connecting factors and areas of substantive Scots international private law including topics such as

The Key Concepts of International Private Law in Scotland and its purpose; basic concepts and issues: stages of an IPL case;

Civil and Commercial Jurisdiction;

Choice of Law in Contract;

Choice of Law in Delict;

Choice of Law in Marriage and Civil Partnership;

Jurisdiction in Divorce and Annulment of Civil Partnership;

Jurisdiction in Parental responsibility;

Choice of Law and Enforcement in Parental Responsibility (including civil aspects of international child abduction); and

Jurisdiction and Choice of Law in Property and Succession.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explain the concept and apply the content of the main areas of Scots international private law.

LO2: 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.

LO3: Critically evaluate the key substantive legal subjects of international private law in Scotland.

LO4: Conduct independent research that applies and integrates an understanding of international private law principles and the substantive law, and to communicate complex ideas in writing.

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

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20.00
Independent Learning Guided independent study 168.00
Online Centrally Time Tabled Examination 02.00
Face To Face Tutorial 10.00
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1-4 9 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 02.00
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
International Private Law Honours