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School of Law

SOLM034 US State Law and Practice (Not running 2021-22)

Module Description

Contract and tort are the two areas of law that are considered the cornerstones of commercial relationships.  These as well as real property law are US state law subject matters with commercial significance. This module examines the United States law of commercial contracts, the US Uniform Commercial Code, which serves as the basis for most state law of commercial transactions, including state jurisdictions such as New York or California that are often the choice of law in commercial contracts.  It also examines the general US principles of intentional torts, including harms to property interests, negligence, employer responsibility, products liability, nuisance, defamation and interference with business relationships, all with import for commercial legal practice.  Finally, the module explores ownership and rights in real property, easements, mortgages and security interests in real property, deeds and titles, real estate contracts and brokerage.

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

US Bar Style Assessment (8 short essays and 30 Multiple Choice Questions exam)

Credits

15 Credits