Postgraduate Course: International Private Law: Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments (LAWS11190)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting 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 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- A detailed substantive and practical understanding of international jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters
- A detailed understanding of the inter-relationship between jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements
- Developed research skills and techniques in the field of international private law
|There is no preparatory reading for this course.|
|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.
|Keywords||International private law; conflicts of law; jurisdiction; judgments,insolvency,child abduction
|Course organiser||Dr Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm
Tel: (0131 6)50 4396
|Course secretary||Ms Olivia Hayes
Tel: (0131 6)50 9588