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2022/2023  KAN-CJURV1042U  Common Law and Contracts

English Title
Common Law and Contracts

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Second Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Pedro Telles - CBS Law
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 11-02-2022

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Learning objectives
general and specific knowledge of common law and contracts, e.i. introduction to common law, operation of the common law, the impact of the common law on global legal systems and introduction to contract law under the common law regime. The student must be able to:
  • analyse primary sources of law and other materials relevant to the common law of contracts, including developing case analysis skills
  • understand origin, development and operation of common law of contract
  • develop knowledge of the impact of common law in a civil law context
Course prerequisites
BSC in business law and economics or bachelor in law
Examination
Common Law and Contracts:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 7 days to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course will cover English contract law, in particular the common law element of it, that is the development of the law via a system of judicial precedent. In addition it will take a global outlook by comparing it at stages with civil law systems, including an EU perspective touching also more modern contract law issues such as smart contracts. 

 

This course is structured as a mixture of traditional lectures and case reading/presentation classes with the latter requiring a high degree of student involvement. Every week, one class will include group presentations about specific court cases by the students working in group in between the sessions. 

 

By the process of learning and teaching others about the cases, students will develop group working and presentation skills, allowing for constructive collaboration in the groupwork as well as when providing feedback.

 

In addition, the case presentations contributes for students to prepare themselves for the exam which will include the analysis of a relevant court case.

Description of the teaching methods
This course will include the following teaching methods:

- Lecture (once a week)

- Group discussions (once a week)

- Group work (outside and inside class)
Feedback during the teaching period
Every week, one class will include group presentations about specific court cases by the students working in groups. For each presentation peer and teacher feedback will be provided using a simple feedback model of Start/Stop/Continue.

By the process of learning and teaching others about the cases, students will develop group working and presentation skills, allowing for constructive collaboration in the groupwork as well as when providing feedback.



Student workload
participation in classes 25 hours
preparations for classes 90 hours
home assignments during the quarter 40 hours
exam assignment 50 hours
Expected literature

The core textbook will be Jones, Introduction to Business Law (Oxford University Press) and additional materials will be linked to on Canvas.

Last updated on 11-02-2022