LAW06021 2022 Business Law 1

General Details

Full Title
Business Law 1
Transcript Title
Business Law 1
Code
LAW06021
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
LAW - Law
Department
BUS - Business
Level
06 - Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Lorraine Murphy, Valerie McTaggart, Kerry Dolan, Esther Quinn, Aileen Brennan, Ruth Walsh
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSI_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies SG_BMKTG_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Marketing SG_BMARK_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BINTE_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in International Tourism with Event Management SG_BTEVM_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management SG_BBUSS_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in General Business SG_BADMN_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration SG_BTOTR_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOUR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOTR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism with Event Management SG_BBUSJ_H08 202300 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Supply Chain Management SG_BSUPP_H08 202300 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Supply Chain Management SG_BBUSJ_C06 202300 Higher Certificate in Business in Business SG_BBUSJ_B07 202300 Bachelor of Business in Business with Supply Chain Management SG_BBUSJ_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Business SG_BBUSI_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business SG_BBUSL_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration SG_BBUSM_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies SG_BBUSB_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BBUSG_B07 202300 Bachelor of Business in General Business SG_BINTM_B07 202300 Bachelor of Business in International Tourism with Event Management SG_BADMN_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration SG_BBUSE_C06 202400 Higher Certificate in Business in Business (exit) SG_BBUSE_B07 202400 Bachelor of Business in Business (exit) SG_BINTM_B07 202400 Bachelor of Business in International Tourism with Event Management
Description

The objective of this module is to give the student a broad overview of the structure of the Irish legal system and how it operates. An introduction will also be given to the European legal system. The student will be provided with an understanding of the basic principles of contract law and tort law which are essential in the commercial environment. It is intended that this module will create an awareness of where legal expertise may need to be sought.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Trace the development of the Irish legal system, identifying the sources of law and their relative positions of authority within that system;

2.

Explore the composition and jurisdiction of the Irish court system including judicial independence and the significance of precedent;

3.

Apply the fundamental principles of contract law and tort law to facilitate informed decisions in the commercial environment;

4.

Recognise key factors which will influence decision making within a complex legal environment;

5.

Demonstrate the ability to cooperate and work effectively with peers.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The teaching and learning strategy is one which is founded on student-centred active learning. This module will be delivered by a mixture of face to face, online delivery and tutorial support as appropriate. A range of Computer-Aided Learning (CALL) packages are available to support this module (e.g. Moodle, Teams, Panopto). 

Discussion, communication and team working skills will be nurtured throughout the module, where students will have space and the support to articulate and present on their ideas within the learning environment.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed by Continuous Assessment (30%) which may vary from a case study, presentation, moodle quiz, other - which will take place between weeks 5 and 11 of the semester. There will also be an end of semester exam (70%).

Students will also have the opportunity to reflect on their learning progress throughout the semester through formative assessments such as in-class discussions, polls and quizzes.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

1.     Introduction to the Irish and European legal systems (LO 1 & 2):

  • Sources of law;
  • The importance of European Union law in relation to our legal system;
  • Personnel of the law and the Irish court system.

2.     The fundamental principles of contract law (LO 3):

  • The essential elements of a legally binding contract;
  • Exemption clauses and contracts in restraint of trade;
  • Contract clauses, discharge and remedies;
  • Electronic contracts.

3.     The fundamental principles of tort law (LO 3):

  • Describe the basic principles of the law of negligence;
  • Distinguish between topics including vicarious liability, employer's liability, professional negligence, product liability;
  • Defamation;
  • The defences that may be used to defend an action in negligence and the remedies available.

4.     Business Ethics and Regulation/Compliance (LO 4 & 5):

  • Ethical principles - Integrity, professional competence, conflicts of interest, confidentiality and accountability;
  • Regulation of Accountants;
  • Money laundering.

5.     Emerging Trends (LO 4 & 5):

  • Corporate social responsibility;
  • Sustainability;
  • Cybercrime.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Moodle Quiz Coursework Assessment Closed Book Exam 15 % Week 5 1,2
2 Quiz, Case Study, Written Report, Presentation, Other Coursework Assessment Assessment 15 % Week 11 3,4,5
3 Continuous Assessment Weekly activities in class such as question and answer sessions, class discussion, case studies etc. Formative Assessment - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Class based instruction 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2015 An Introduction to Business Law
ISBN 1910374334 ISBN-13 9781910374337

Recommended Reading
2021 Essentials of Irish Business Law
ISBN 1916019986 ISBN-13 9781916019980

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

 

Updated Literary Resources
Journal Resources

Law Society Gazette

Irish Law Times

 

URL Resources

Various legal, government and European websites such as:

www.irishstatuebook.ie

www.oireachtas.ie

www.courts.ie

www.dppireland.ie  

www.europa.eu

www.injuriesboard.ie

www.bailii.org

www.irlii.org

www.wrc.ie

www.decisis.ie

Other Resources

None.

Additional Information

None