English   Danish

2013/2014  BA-HAS_PURE  Public Regulations

English Title
Public Regulations

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period Third Quarter
The course is first offered in spring 2016
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Service Management
Course coordinator
  • Georg Ringe - Law Department (LAW)
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Globalization, International Business, markets and studies
Last updated on 15-08-2013
Learning objectives
After completing the course, the students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate a holistic understanding of the legal aspects of service management, including the relationship between business and society;
  • Identify the challenges to business in establishing international and cross-border contracts;
  • Critically assess international business challenges in a global context;
  • Examine various business environment challenges, including culture, politics and sustainability, for the service sector;
  • become familiar with the definitions and concepts of EU trade liberalisation and integration, and to
  • identify and explain the basic concepts of International and European Trade Law, including its regulatory aspects;
  • evaluate and apply the basic international rules of contracts for the sale of goods, services, intellectual property rights, and in particular e-commerce;
  • understand and apply the general EU rules on free movement of services, with a focus on fundamental rights and non-discrimination;
  • identify and apply the general rules on public procurement of services and of state aid in the EU context;
  • generally speaking, identify the essential elements of a concrete legal problem, select the relevant sources of law, and present a convincing argument for the resolution of that problem.
Course prerequisites
English language skills equal to B2 level (CEFR) and math skills equal to Danish level B are recommended.
Public Regulations:
Examination form Written sit-in exam
Individual or group exam Individual
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring Term
Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below and the exam plan/guidelines for further information:
  • Aids to be decided
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure
The legal framework more and more influences the reality of cross-border business in the service sector. This course aims at providing students with the basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills useful for analysing the dynamics and consequences of this interaction, by focusing on legal aspects of international business activities and international service management.

The course provides a number of legal parameters and tools for students of international service management. Areas include private international law, EU business regulation, as well as particular areas of interest such as intellectual property rights, health care or financial services. Students will gain an understanding of the main elements of legal contract management and relate it to a real service firm. The relationship between theory and practice will be achieved by integrating the knowledge provided in the course to specific cases of real service corporations. Through its learning activities and assessment this course enhances competencies of problem solving, team work, writing and presenting academic reports for an expert audience, the coordination of project activities and the application of knowledge to practice.
Teaching methods
The course material is delivered through lectures and class activities. It is expected that students prepare before classes by reading relevant documents, articles and/or case studies as suggested in the reading schedule (on Learn).
Student workload
Lectures 36 hours
preparation for class and exam 166 hours
exam 4 hours
Expected literature
  • M Bonell, ‘The CISG, European Contract Law and the Development of a World Contract Law’ (2008) 56 American Journal of Comparative Law 1
  • F Easterbrook, ‘Federalism and European Business Law’ (1994) 14 Intl Rev of Law and Economics 125
  • W Gekiere, R Baeten and W Palm, ‘Free movement of services in the EU and health care’ in E Mossialos et al, Health Systems Governance in Europe - The Role of European Union Law and Policy (Cambridge, 2010) 461-508
  • R Grosse, ‘The bargaining view of government-business relations’ in R Grosse (ed), International Business and Government Relations in the 21st Century (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2005) 273
  • W Kerber and S Grundmann ‘An Optional European Contract Law Code: Advantages and Disadvantages’ (2006) 21 European Journal of Law and Economics 215
  • MJ Koop, ‘Institutional Competition versus Centralisation: Quo Vadis Europe?’ (1993) 9 Oxford Review of Economic Policy 15
  • O Lando ‘Why codify the European Law of Contract?’ (1997) European Review of Private Law, pp. 525-535.
  • RZ Lawrence and L Edwards ‘Shattering the myths about U.S. trade policy’ (2012) 90 Harvard Business Review 149
  • A Ogus, ‘Competition between National Legal Systems: A Contribution of Economic Analysis to Comparative Law’ (1999) 48 ICLQ 405
  • C von Bar and E Clive (eds) ‘Part C. Services, Chapter 1-2’ in Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law: Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR), 2009.
  • The UN Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible, Cultural Heritage, http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?lg=en&pg=00006
  • The UN Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, http://whc.unesco.org/en/conventiontext/
  • The WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/trips_e/t_agm0_e.htm
Last updated on 15-08-2013