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LAW1054 : Introduction to Business Law

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Aris Christidis
  • Lecturer: Mrs Chris Fletcher, Dr Sarah Morley, Professor Bryan Clark, Dr Semande Ayihongbe
  • Teaching Assistant: Miss Temitayo Atere
  • Owning School: Newcastle Law School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


1. To acquire familiarity with the main legal institutions and sources of English law
2. To achieve awareness of areas of substantive law relevant to the operation of Business.
3. To provide an understanding of the commercial purpose and operation of the areas of law under consideration.

This module is designed for non-law students to introduce them to the nature of law, legal institutions and substantive private law. It covers contract law, tort law, employment law, and company law.

Outline Of Syllabus


Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture301:0030:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery11:001:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1164:00164:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
LAW8142Law for Accounting Practice
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The use of lecturing as the principal teaching method is justified by the technical nature of the subject and the need to provide initial exposition to assist students in achieving the knowledge base. The seminar workshops reinforce and refine what is done in lectures. The private study takes the form of directed study following on from lectures and in preparing for seminars.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination601A33N/A
Written Examination1202A67N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
LAW8142Law for Accounting Practice1N/A
LLA1054Introduction to Business Law1N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The two papers with an attribution of 33%/67% will allow students to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application. The structure will allow student progression on and over the year to be properly rewarded whilst providing assessment feedback at the start of Semester 2 and an incentive to study in Semester 1.

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