Module Details

BE212-5-SP-CO: Law For Business

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Year: 2017/18
Department: Essex Business School
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: TBA
Teaching Staff: TBA
Contact details: Emma Aldridge, Undergraduate Administrator -

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This module is designed as an introduction to law for students on a range of entrepreneurship and business courses. It is concerned with the development of an understanding of the legal framework and business related areas of law and the application of learning to analysing the legal context of various business situations. The course is structured to cover five broad and interrelated issues: a) the legal environment, b) the legal formalities of business, c) principles of contract law, d) tort law in a business context, and e) the intellectual property law. It examines issues such as the English legal system, European Union Law, dispute resolution, sources of law; the legal forms involving in setting up a business; contract formation, content of contracts, and termination of contracts; tort of negligence; intellectual property. The course, therefore, explores business related areas of law in the context of entrepreneurship and business development. The course will provide a basis for a critical understanding of the place and function of law in an entrepreneurship and business context as well as the introductory elements of business law, commercial law and intellectual property law.
The module seeks to enable students to acquire a critical understanding of the legal framework, to develop knowledge of business related areas of law, and to develop skills which enable students to deal with legal problems in an entrepreneurship and business context.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Learning and Teaching Methods:

The following learning and teaching methods will inform the pedagogic structure of the course:

Discussion of case studies;
Discussion of journal articles;
Group discussion;
Class test;
Signposting to additional resources.


50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark


Individual Essay - 50%

Exam Duration and Period

2:00 during Summer Examination period.


  • Please find the following reading list
  • Riches, S. and Allen, V. (2011) Keenan & Riches' Business Law, 10th Edition, Longman.
  • Macintyre, E. (2011) Essentials of Business Law, 3rd Edition, Longman.
  • Macintyre, E. (2012) Business Law, 6th Edition, Pearson.
  • Judge, S. (2009) Business Law, 4th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan Law Masters.
  • Marson, J. (2011) Business Law, 2nd Edition, OUP: Oxford.
  • Further Reading
  • Goode, R & McKendrick, E (2010) Goode on Commercial Law, 4th Edition, Penguin.
  • Sealy, L. & Worthington, S. (2010) Sealy's Cases and Materials in Company Law, 9th Edition, OUP, Oxford.
  • Dine, J. & Koutsias, M. (2009) Company Law - Palgrave Macmillan Law Masters, 7th Edition, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Denoncourt, J. (2012) Business Law, Routledge: London.
  • Macintyre, E. (2010) Law Express: Business Law (Revision Guide), Longman.
  • Rose, F. (2012) Blackstone's Statutes on Contract, Tort and Restitution 2012-2013, 23rd Edition, OUP, Oxford.

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