Commercial Law

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Commercial Law

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Justice Studies, Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful prior study of law

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    This module has a focus on the sale and supply of goods, considering the legal framework
    within which such transactions occur. It also considers the law relating to consumer
    credit and the protections provided to the consumer by the law. It takes a critical
    approach to these matters and enables students to research particular areas, which
    forms a part of the assessment for the module.

    Topics covered include:

    Autumn Semester:
    ? Introduction to module (lex mercatoria, sources of commercial law, philosophy
    & key concepts, current challenges to commercial law)
    ? Personal property (introduction, real v personal property, defining property,
    property rights, Nature of ownership)
    ? Personal property (acquisition & transfer of property, possession, transfer of
    possession, finding of chattels)
    ? Personal property (acquisition & transfer of property, possession, transfer of
    possession, inter vivos gift, delivery)
    ? Personal property (acquisition & transfer of property, possession, transfer of
    possession, bailment, protection of property rights)
    ? Personal property (title, nemo dat quod non habet, exceptions to the nemo dat
    rule- voidable title, estoppel, mercantile agency)
    ? Self-marking activity
    ? Personal property (exceptions to nemo dat rule: seller in possession)
    ? Personal property (exceptions to nemo dat rule: buyer in possession)
    ? Sale of goods (introduction, sources of sale of goods, definition and elements of
    a contract for the sale of goods)
    ? Sale of goods (Distinction between sale of goods, the supply of a pure service
    and the supply of goods and service, classification of goods)

    Spring Semester:
    ? Sale of goods (rules for determining passing of property & the relationship to
    ? Sale of goods (statutory implied terms)
    ? Sale of goods (statutory implied terms, guarantees)
    ? Sales contract (duties of buyer & seller)
    ? Sales contract (seller?s remedies: price action, non-acceptance, repudiation,
    unpaid seller)
    ? Sales contract (buyer?s remedies: rejection, non-delivery, late delivery, breach of
    ? Sales contract (buyer?s remedies: replacement, repair, common law remedies)
    ? Sales contract (frustration, perishing/deterioration of goods)
    ? Consumer credit (introduction, terminology, formulation of agreements,
    statutory provisions)
    ? Consumer credit (misrepresentation, breach of contract)

    Teaching: Lectures and seminars

    ? Exam (70%)
    ? Coursework (30%)
    STUDY OPTION 2: Alternative assessment (tbc)
    STUDY OPTION 3: Alternative assessment (tbc)

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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