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Undergraduate Course: International Private Law Ordinary (LAWS08119)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaLaw Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe general academic aim of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the legal issues inherent in situations involving a foreign (ie non-Scottish) element and the basic concepts and principles of Scots international private law. More particularly, attention will be given to the rules which establish when the Scottish courts have jurisdiction in any case involving a foreign element. The course will also consider the applicable law in cases involving international elements heard before a Scottish court and the rules on recognition and enforcement of judgments in certain contexts. The International private law rules in relation to contract; delict; marriage; divorce and nullity; parent and child; property; insolvency; and succession will be covered in this course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThis course is only open to visiting students coming through a direct exchange with the School of Law (this includes Erasmus students on a Law Exchange).
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  140
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information tutorial attendance is required
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 69 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
1. A student should demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the principal features of the subject, ie he or she should be able to demonstrate knowledge of a substantial range of major concepts, principles and rules of international private law.

2. A student should be able to demonstrate a basic ability to apply his or her knowledge to a situation of limited complexity in order to provide arguable conclusions for hypothetical problems involving international private law.

3. A student should demonstrate a basic ability to identify and retrieve up-to date legal information, using paper and electronic sources and to use primary and secondary legal sources relevant to international private law.

4. A student should demonstrate a basic ability to recognise and rank issues in terms of relevance and importance; to bring together information and materials from a variety of different sources and to make a critical judgement of the merits of particular arguments.

5. A student should demonstrate a basic ability in writing to use English language proficiently in relation to international private law matters; to present an argument in a way which is comprehensible to others; and to discuss legal materials which are written in technical and complex language.
Assessment Information
100% written examination (1st sit; December diet)
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Course organiserProf Gerry Maher
Course secretaryMrs Susan Leask
Tel: (0131 6)50 2344
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