LAW8049 : Key Concepts in Corporate and Commercial Law

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To raise awareness about specific issues relating to translation in the legal field as well as the importance of technical knowledge in legal translation.

To introduce basic legal terms and concepts, particularly in the areas of contract and company law. The module covers key legal terms and concepts in commercial contracts, the structure of companies and the regulatory environment of companies.

Outline Of Syllabus

Issues in legal translation
Basic concepts and core vocabulary of contract law
Common clauses and special terms in international sales transactions
Basic terms in corporate law
Common business structures

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching82:0016:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery41:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study801:0080:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The seminars are interactive and students will be given material to read in advance of each seminar. The readings and seminars will focus on how lawyers use language so that students become familiar not only with the meaning of basic legal concepts but also how they are used in practice.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1002000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment will take the form of a written exercise to be done in the students’ own time and to be handed in by a date to be notified to students at the end of the assessment period for semester 2. The topic of the assessment will be notified to students once approved by the University’s external examiner.

Reading Lists