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Undergraduate Course: International Private Law Honours (LAWS10146)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: International Private Law Ordinary (LAWS08119)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThis course is only open to visiting students coming through a direct exchange with the School of Law (including Erasmus students on a Law-specific Exchange). Exchange students outside of Law and independent study abroad students are not eligible to enrol in this course, with no exceptions.

**Please note that 3rd year Law courses are high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces.**
Priority will be given to students studying on exchange within the Law department, and it is highly unlikely that there will be additional spaces for general exchange students & independent study abroad students to enrol; we will look into this on a case-by-case basis in September/January. Visiting students are advised to bear in mind that enrolment in specific courses can never be guaranteed, and you may need to be flexible in finding alternatives in case your preferred courses have no available space.

These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces.

Students must have passed International Private Law Ordinary (LAWS08119) or an equivalent course at their home institution.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
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.
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Course organiserProf Gerry Maher
Course secretaryMrs Susan Leask
Tel: (0131 6)50 2344
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