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LA230 - Law & the International Business Environment

  • Module code: LA230
  • Module name: Law & the International Business Environment
  • Department: Law School
  • Credit: 24, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This is a compulsory course for third year students in the joint and Law and Business Studies degree programme co-taught by the Warwick Law School and the Warwick Business School. It is not open to other students. The module builds on the wbs module 'Critical Issues in Law and Management.' The course aims to introduce students to the legal, social and economic factors affecting businesses competing in the global marketplace. The module has been completely re-designed in 2014/15 with a view to making it more inter-disciplinary. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to develop research, analytical and presentation skills and demonstrate the ability to integrate different fields of knowledge in the analysis of legal and business issues. On completion of the course, students should be able to apply and to critique the legal rules relating to global business. You should also be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of both the legal and economic issues surrounding the establishment and financing of multinational business operations, including the impact of multinational business operations on employees, customers, communities and the environment.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of national and international legal and economic issues surrounding multinational business operations. Understand the business analytical approaches of global firms to the features and influences of the business environment. Comment critically on the context of the international business environment Critique the legal rules and regulations relating to international economic and commercial law. Analyse desk research. Combine and compare disciplinary knowledge Work in teams to research and prepare a presentation Develop written and orals skills in business presentation and communication. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of national and international legal and economic issues surrounding multinational business operations. Understand the business analytical approaches of global firms to the features and influences of the business environment. Comment critically on the context of the international business environment Critique the legal rules and regulations relating to international economic and commercial law Analyse desk research Combine and compare disciplinary knowledge. Combine and compare disciplinary Knowledge Investigate using business desk research Work in teams to research and prepare a presentation Develop written and orals skills in business presentation and communication

Timetabled teaching activities

The course is comprised of both lectures and seminars in the autumn and spring terms

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/current/undergraduate/ materials/LA230

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
24 CATS (Module code: LA230-24)
A1 (Assessed work only) 3000 word Assignment (coursework) 50%
  3000 word Assignment (syndicate group report) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%
30 CATS (Module code: LA230-30)
A (Assessed work only) Essay 50%
  Group Project 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 2
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN31) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 3
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 3
Optional

N/A