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LA372 - Foundations of Commercial Law

  • Module code: LA372
  • Module name: Foundations of Commercial Law
  • Department: Law School
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Foundations of Commercial Law deals with basic concepts of commercial law such as agency, assignment, negotiability and property and at how these are used by the courts and by practitioners to achieve the results commercial lawyers and their clients need. It aims to develop the techniques and skills involved, in particular the skill of manipulating legal concepts to achieve practical ends, both in dispute resolution but more particularly in the planning of commercial transactions.

Principal learning outcomes

It will build on the skills and knowledge acquired in the core modules of Tort Law and Contract law, and will enable students to apply the concepts learned there, plus the further concepts mentioned above, to the particular context of commercial transactions. It will also add further to skills of research, analysis, synthesis, and oral and written presentation as well. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the concepts, the legislation and the case law in the commercial context. By way of comparison there will be limited reference to the context of consumer contracting, where the needs are often very different.

Timetabled teaching activities

Autumn term, lectures and seminars. Term 1 half-module

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/current/undergraduate/materials/LA372

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: LA372-15)
B (Examination only) 2 hour examination (Summer) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Law (Year Abroad) (M104) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (4 year) (Qualifying Degree) (M106) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law (4 year) (Qualifying Degree) (M106) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (European) Qualifying Degree (M107) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (Year Abroad) QD (M108) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (Part-time) (M109) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Law (Part-time) (M109) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate Law with French Law (Qualifying Degree) (M10A) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with French Law (M10B) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with German Law (Qualifying Degree) (M10C) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with German Law (M10D) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (3 Year) (M110) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (3 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M111) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (3 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M111) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (4 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M113) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (4 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M113) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (3 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M115) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (4 Year) (M116) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (4 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M117) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (4 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M117) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (M300) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law (4 Year) (M301) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law (4 Year) (M301) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (European) (M355) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 4
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 3
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 4
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (with Intercalated year) (ML35) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN31) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 4
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 3
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 4
  • 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 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4