School of Law

QLLM412 E-Commerce Transactions (Sem 1)

Module description

This module investigates the difficulties posed by the problem of creating legally effective e-commerce transactions in a complex cross-border legal environment and potential solutions to those difficulties. It focuses on how e-commerce businesses are constrained to undertake and structure their online activities, and on how legal creativity might be used to reduce or eliminate legal uncertainties.

Topics covered include:

  • Creating online contracts
  • Consumer protection online
  • Identity, security and evidence in electronic communication
  • Payments
  • E-commerce marketplaces.



Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • LLM in Computer and Communications Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Law and Economics
  • Laws (General)
  • LLM Flexible Study.

Mode of Assessment

2 x 2,500 word course essays


22.5 credits