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Postgraduate Course: International Private Law: Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments (LAWS11190)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course deals with civil jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments, issues which have been central to recent developments within International Private Law. It will consider the provisions contained in EU instruments, focusing on the Brussels I Regulation but also looking at the Insolvency Regulation and Brussels II bis Regulation. The course will also examine proposals for reform of these instruments. In addition there will be consideration of appropriate Hague Private International Law Conventions, especially the recent Choice of Court Convention and the proposals for a general Convention on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% essay
Feedback In every seminar sheet there are questions dealing with the topic being studied that week. In some sessions students are split into groups to consider these questions. Each week a different spokesperson from each group reports back to the class. Feedback is provided on the content and on how the questions have been analysed to assist students for the essay questions in the assessment.

There is also the opportunity to submit a short formative essay during the second half of the course. Individual written feedback is given within two weeks of submission. Submission of the formative essay is not compulsory but it is strongly recommended.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. A detailed substantive and practical understanding of international jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters
  2. A detailed understanding of the inter-relationship between jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements
  3. Developed research skills and techniques in the field of international private law
Reading List
There is no preparatory reading for this course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills LO 3. Skills and abilities in Personal and Intellectual Autonomy
Develop original and creative responses to problems and issues.
Deal with complex issues and make informed judgments in situations in the absence of complete or consistent data/information. Especially, capacity to engage with a holistic assessment of complex policies at the EU and national level.
Identify the need for and engage with interdisciplinary cooperation to create and implement effective public policies.

LO 4. Skills and abilities in Communication
Communicate with peers, more senior colleagues, and specialists.
Participate to a brainstorming and contribute to a collective reflections on issue solving
Understand a broad variety of sources.

LO 5. Skills and abilities in Personal Effectiveness
Develop their ability to work independently under fixed deadlines.
Develop their ability to lead and participate in team work.
Develop their assertiveness with peers and supervising staff.
Participate effectively in seminars and discussions.
Develop their ability to present the outcome of independent research in a clear written and oral form.
KeywordsInternational private law; conflicts of law; jurisdiction; judgments,insolvency,child abduction
Course organiserDr Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm
Tel: (0131 6)50 4396
Course secretaryMs Olivia Hayes
Tel: (0131 6)50 9588
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