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LAW8556 : English and International Law of Secured Credit (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

1.       To provide a critical understanding of secured credit in modern commerce and the insolvency process, and what it means for the management of risk and the state governance of companies failing in a modern economy.
2.       To provide a detailed and critical understanding of the methods and principles of security in common law legal systems, with focus on English law, and the impact they have on commercial decisions.
3.       To provide a critical understanding of secured credit in other legal systems, particularly the UCC art 9 and UNCITRAL, and of proposals for harmonisation and reform.

N.B. The module focuses on proprietary or real security, not personal security.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.       Introduction to Commercial Law and Insolvency Concepts
2.       Justifying Insolvency and Exceptions such as Security
3.       Introduction to the Modern Conception of Property
4.       Commercial Credit
5.       Possessory and Non-Possessory Security
6.       US Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) art 9
7.       United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
8.       English Law Reform and Harmonisation of Laws

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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