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Undergraduate Course: International Private Law Ordinary (LAWS08119)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe general academic aim of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the legal issues inherent in situations involving a foreign (ie non-Scottish) element and the basic concepts and principles of Scots international private law. More particularly, attention will be given to the rules which establish when the Scottish courts have jurisdiction in any case involving a foreign element. The course will also consider the applicable law in cases involving international elements heard before a Scottish court and the rules on recognition and enforcement of judgments in certain contexts. The International private law rules in relation to contract; delict; marriage; divorce and nullity; parent and child; property; insolvency; and succession will be covered in this course.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
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.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 13/01/2025
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% written examination
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of the principal features of the subject, i.e. he or she should be able to demonstrate knowledge of a substantial range of major concepts, principles and rules of international private law.
  2. Demonstrate a basic ability to apply his or her knowledge to a situation of limited complexity in order to provide arguable conclusions for hypothetical problems involving international private law.
  3. Demonstrate a basic ability to identify and retreive up-to-date legal information, using paper and electronic sources and to use primary and secondary legal sources relevant to international private law.
  4. Demonstrate a basic ability to recognise and rank issues in terms of relevance and importance; to bring together information and materials from a variety of different sources and to make a critical judgement of the merits of particular arguments.
  5. Demonstrate a basic ability in writing to use English language proficiently in relation to international private law matters; to present an argument in a way which is comprehensible to others; and to discuss legal materials which are written in technical and complex language.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information tutorial attendance is required
KeywordsInternational Private Law
Course organiserProf Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm
Tel: (0131 6)50 4396
Course secretaryMiss Susie Morgan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2339
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