LAW20360 French Private Law 2

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is the second part of the introductory course on French Civil Law for second year students of the BCL Law with French Law and BCL/ Maîtrise programmes. The course is divided into 2 sections: 1. Droit des Contrats (Contract Law). 2. Responsabilité Civile (Tort Law). It is taught in French and reflects the way law is taught in French universities. In order to prepare the students for their studies in France (Level 3 for BCL Law with French Law students and Levels 3 and 4 for BCL/Maîtrise students), the course puts strong emphasis on French legal methodology and examination techniques. This module uses Brightspace.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Explain the basic notions of French contract and tort law.
2. Conduct research in the field of French Civil Law relying on primary and secondary sources in French and using French legal terminology.
3. Apply French civil law to factual situations/problem questions.
4. Write legal opinions using the French ‘plan’ system (two sections, two sub-sections).

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

66

Lectures

20

Tutorial

4

Online Learning

10

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active learning approach during lectures and tutorials:
- Lectures: students must come prepared having read before class lecture's notes available on Brightspace; in case class notes are available after the lecture, students must make sure they read them after class and before the next class.
- Tutorials: students must come prepared with their questions about the dissertation exercise and, as appropriate, must have done the preparatory work asked by the lecturer-tutor.
 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Pre-requisite:
LAW10300 - French Public Law 1, LAW10430 - French Private Law 1

Co-requisite:
LAW27290 - French Public Law 2


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Centrally-scheduled exam (RDS or online, depending on health guidelines). 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

50

Assignment: 1,500 words ("dissertation") Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

40

Seminar: Contributions to in-class discussions during tutorials. Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

10


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

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be given to students in LAW20360 French Private Law 2 on various occasions: -Orally, during tutorials. - After the delivery of their dissertation, students will be given class feedback on the dissertation. - Post-examination, class feedback will be posted on Brightspace (indicative, not full model answers).

Name Role
Dr Sara Benedí Lahuerta Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 29 Fri 10:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 29 Mon 10:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 30 Mon 10:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 30 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 29 Mon 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 29 Thurs 09:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 30, 31, 32 Thurs 09:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 29 Thurs 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 29 Tues 16:00 - 17:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 29 Wed 09:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 30, 31, 32 Wed 09:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 29 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Spring