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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LAW3371 Commercial Law: Commercial and Consumer Sales

20 creditsClass Size: 208

Module manager: Dr Sarah Brown
Email: S.E.Brown@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

- LAW1030 Contract
OR
- LAW1076 An Introduction to Law: What is Law?
OR
- LUBS2810 Business and the Legal Environment

Module replaces

LAW3365 Business Law

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module covers the sale of goods, both business to business and business to consumer. The broader emphasis is on "commercial" transactions rather than "consumer" ones, though much of the law is of course common to both. The module will provide an examination of elements that are necessary to fully understand the nature of commercial sales, namely standard trade terms, bills of lading and payments methods such as letters of credit. It will also cover consumer protection issues that arise in relation to the sale of goods to consumers. Consumer sales constitute a large proportion of sales transactions and are an essential element to retail markets.This is a 20 credit module which runs across both semesters, totalling 20 lectures and seven seminars.

Objectives

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate a critical knowledge of the legal context of the commercial sale of goods and business to consumer sales;
- demonstrate knowledge, and ability to assess, identify potential liabilities that may arise as a result of a sales transaction;
- identify and evaluate the rules that govern the payments methods in relation to commercial sales transactions;
- analyse and apply relevant law to a range of practical problems.


Syllabus

Commercial Sales (Business to Business)
Key features of commercial sales; aspects of personal property law; the passing of property of goods and risk; conflict of title and agency; implied terms; trade terms; bills of lading; letters of credit; other payments methods and remedies (both buyer and seller).

Consumer Sales (Business to Consumer)
Key features of consumer sales; overview of regulation and the impact of both European legislation and the Consumer Rights Act 2015; unfair terms and exclusion clauses; unfair commercial practices; pre-contract requirements; rights to cancel; remedies; product liability.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture201.0020.00
Seminar71.5010.50
Private study hours169.50
Total Contact hours30.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

169.5 hours: Preparatory reading for lectures and seminars, researching and writing essays.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- One piece of formative assessment
- Informal monitoring of student progress in seminars.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1,800 words problem question based60.00
Essay1,200 words40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 09:50:04

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