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Postgraduate Course: Regulation of Innovation: Advanced Issues in Competition and Intellectual Property Law (LAWS11237)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaLaw Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe aims and objectives of the course are to impart to students an understanding of the ways in which the interests driving competition law and the regulation of innovation interact $ and often conflict. The purpose of this course is to understand these tensions and to evaluate a legal framework capable of enabling both regulatory spheres to co-exist. The course will use a number of case-studies in order to understand contemporary issues in competition law within innovative markets. Several seminars will also be co-taught by a Professor with expertise in applied economics and a range of outside expert speakers (e.g. high-level legal practitioners; government officials; industry advisers) will participate in the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: EU Competition Law (LAWS11216) OR Principles of Competition Law for Innovation (LAWS11238)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesStudents must also take EU Competition Law (LAWS11216) or Principles of Competition Law for Innovation (LAWS11238)
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  25
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The course aims to consolidate and deepen skills acquired through the study of competition law at undergraduate level, including: expression, argumentation, problem-solving and debate, via seminar participation; independently producing written research of postgraduate standard which displays critical understanding, sound analysis and independence of mind, clear and succinct expression of ideas, the ability to pursue an argument with proper care, and attention to academic literature; in preparing for seminars and essays, to synthesise material from a broad variety of research sources; development of research skills: using the library, relevant databases and appropriate use of Internet resources.
Assessment Information
100% essay
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Arianna Andreangeli
Tel: (0131 6)50 2008
Email: a.andreangeli@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Amanda Mackenzie
Tel: (0131 6)50 6325
Email: amanda.mackenzie@ed.ac.uk
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