Undergraduate Course: International Private Law Honours (LAWS10146)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course deals with the concepts, history, sources, theories and general processes of international private law. Particular areas studied will include jurisdiction; family law; obligations; commercial law and property law.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Some knowledge of International Private Law is recommended. Please note that you are very unlikely to get a place on an Honours Law course unless you are on a direct exchange with the School of Law (this includes Erasmus law exchange students).
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 40,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Class participation (20%), Essay (30%) and exam (50%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
| This course involves further development at a more advanced level of the subject for which International Private Law Ordinary level was the foundation course.
It has the general learning objectives of developing deep knowledge and critical understanding of Scots International Private Law in a EU and wider comparative context.
In attaining this objective the following skills and abilities will be utilised and enhanced:
(a) Using primary and secondary legal materials;
(b) Deploying practical reasoning and argument;
(c) Appreciation of the law in its social and historical contexts;
(d) Evaluation and criticism of the law;
(e) Research, gaining knowledge and understanding which may be applied and adapted in future; and
(f) Development of the following transferable skills:
(i) communication skills, oral and in writing;
(ii) intellectual skills, of collecting, organising, evaluating, synthesising and presenting material and arguments, and including the ability to question assumptions, to frame and test hypotheses, to detect fallacies and to think autonomously;
(iii) general skills, in managing time, working independently, and taking personal responsibility for work.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Gerry Maher
|Course secretary||Mrs Susan Leask
Tel: (0131 6)50 2344