THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Principles of Insurance Law (P03298)
The course is designed to introduce students to the general principles of insurance law in the UK. This will include an overview of a range of topics which comprise the subject of insurance law, including insurable interest, the law of misrepresentation, breach of warranty, non-disclosure of material facts, the indemnity principle, subrogation, the proximate cause principle and European Insurance Law. Where relevant, the course will distinguish between English law and Scots law.
? Keywords : Insurance law, Commercial law, EC law
? This course is not available to visiting students.
? Pre-requisites : A pass in Contract Law where a student seeking entry to the course is not registered under the Commercial Law LLM Programme.
? Co-requisites : None
? Prohibited combinations : None
? Special Arrangements for Entry : The contribution of a legal practitioner specialising in insurance law for 4 or 5 seminars will be required.
? Costs : None
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should have:
(a) a general understanding of the areas of insurance law discussed in the course;
(b) a detailed and specific knowledge of some particular areas of insurance law within this broader framework;
(c) an understanding of major insurance law issues and debates;
(d) developed skills of reading and critical analysis enabling them to evaluate the work of insurance law scholars;
(f) developed written and oral skills, including the clear and succinct expression of ideas; and
(f) a basic grounding in research skills and techniques in insurance law.
One essay (100%)
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms Lene McCool
Mr David Cabrelli
School Website : http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/