LAW30610 Commercial Law

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module examines commercial law and the sale of goods. The following areas in particular will be covered: typical commercial relationships; their key features and contract structures; operation of commercial contracts; methods of dispute resolution; the role of the Irish courts in adjudicating commercial disputes; procedure in the Commercial Court; passing of property and risk in sale of goods transactions; title disputes; quality obligations under sale of goods contracts.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module, students should be able to:-apply the law covered in each area of the module to a relevant set of facts;-discuss the cases and legislation covered;-identify the principles and concepts underpinning each area;-identify the rationale for each rule of law covered;-identify the laws applicable to a relevant set of facts. Students should also develop the ability to gather and interpret data on aspects of commercial law. They should become familiar with the principal sources of law in this area. On completion of the module, a student should be able to carry out independent research in the field.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Teaching and learning will consist of lectures, guided readings and independent legal research 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

LAW10340 Contract: Formation and
LAW10350 Contract: Vitiating Factors and Remedies

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Commercial Law (Sale of Goods) (LAW30020), Commercial Law (Security) (LAW30120)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Essay II (2000 words) Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Essay: Essay I (2000 words) Week 9 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
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?

Group feedback will be provided via Brightspace. Individual feedback will be available from the teaching team by appointment.