Full Title:Business Law 1
Module Code:LAW B8Z01
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Explain the sources of Irish Law including the impact of European law as a source and the functioning of Irish legal System.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the classification and administration of the law.
  3. Explain the rules of contract law and the application of these rules in a business context.
  4. Analyse the principles of the Law of Tort and relevance to business.
  5. Recognise the different forms of business organisation and explain the legal context of running a business.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Sources of Irish law and European Law as a source of Irish law.
Contract law: essential elements, form of contracts, capacity to contract, factors vitiating contracts,breach, discharge of contracts and remedies.
The regulation of E-commerce: the electronic contract and electronic communications.
Law of Tort - Tort of Negligence - the principles / the business context - in relation to professional advice and to the manufacture and supply of goods and provision of services.
Types of business organisation and the legal rules governing the business orgasnisation
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test n/a 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Keenan, Aine 2012, Essentials of Irish Business Law, 6th Edition Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 978-0-7171-5261-2]
  • Davies, Karen 2012, Understanding European Law, 5th Edition Ed., Cavendish Publishing [ISBN: 978-0415699131]
  • Mac Donnell Vaeni 2009, An Introduction to Business Law, Chartered Accountants Ireland [ISBN: 978-0903854-83-2]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Doolan, Brian 2007, Principles of Irish Law, 7th Edition Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 978-0-7171-4207-1]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 3 Mandatory
DK_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 3 Mandatory