LAW1001D Business Law

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module provides students with an overview of Business Law. Among the areas covered are:
1. The concepts governing the application of law in Ireland: the court system and the sources of law; the operation of the legal system.
2. The ingredients of a contract: formation of contracts; terms, conditions and warranties; termination of contracts; remedies in contract.
3. Company law and its application: the characteristics of a company and the procedures involved in creating a limited Company. Company meetings, directors duties, restriction and disqualification of company directors; and the function of the Office of The Director of Corporate Enforcement.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module you should be able to:understand the operation of the legal system, explain in detail the ingredients of a contract, including offer, acceptance, consideration, intention to create legal relations and identify relevant caselaw. Detail the contents of the formation documents of a Limited Company and identify the duties of company directors and relevant caselaw.Understand the rules governing companies and their application, describe the work carried out by the Office of The Director of Corporate Enforcement and identify relevant case law.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will attend classes for this module and have the opportunity to engage in active learning during these sessions. There will be in-class discussion and group work to analyse module concepts. Where appropriate, the module will incorporate case based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
AERD20020 - Business Law

Business Law (ACC1001D)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Assignment 1500 words allowing students to focus in depth on a prescribed business law problem or topic - to be submitted online by 21 March 2022 Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: 2 hour Online MCQ Examination comprising 25 questions, completed in Brightspace. Candidates will be provided full instructions and afforded practice questions in advance of the test. End of trimester MCQ n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.

Name Role
Dr Kate Collins Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Gerard Dooley Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Ciara Finlay Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Brian Hutchinson Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Cliona Kelly Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Michael Moran Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Orna O'Brien Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 25, 32 Sat 09:00 - 13:50