LAW07023 2016 International Law

General Details

Full Title
International Law
Transcript Title
International Law
N/A %
Subject Area
LAW - Law
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Ruth Walsh
Programme Membership
SG_BINTR_J07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business in International Marketing Erasmus

This subject aims to provide students with knowledge of the key principles and procedures of International law and to develop their capacities to enable them apply legal concepts and legal reasoning to a range of activities confronted in the international business and marketing environment.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Differentiate between civil and criminal law and the various judicial remedies;


Apply the fundamental principles of contract law and tort law in a commercial environment;


Explore the influence of the European Union on consumer law and employment law;


Analyse the role of franchising and distribution agreements in international commerce;


Analyse the role of the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights in relation to international relations;


Recognise key factors which will influence decision making within a legal environment;


Demonstrate the ability to cooperate and work effectively with peers.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered by lecture and tutorial support as appropriate. The learner will be supported in developing an understanding of the theory and key principles in this area and how these apply in the commercial environment. Reference will be made to case study material to support this objective.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed by Continuous Assessment (40%) during the semester and by an end of semester exam (60%).

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessments will be developed as appropriate to assess failed elements.

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

1. Civil and Criminal Law

  • Differences between civil and criminal law;
  • Judicial remedies;
  • The Court process;
  • Court visit.

2. Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Natural Justice and fair procedures;
  • Arbitration and Mediation.

3. Contract law

  • General principles of international contract law.

4. International Commercial Law

  • Consumer protection legislation;
  • Franchise Agreements and Distribution Agreements, in relation to getting goods/services into the marketplace;
  • Intellectual property;
  • Insurance law.

5. Employment Law

  • The main provisions of European Union employment law;
  • The principle of equal treatment.

 6. Human Rights

  • The goals and objectives of the Council of Europe;
  • The principles upon which the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was founded;
  • The European Court of Human Rights interpretation of various articles enshrined in the ECHR

7.  Business Ethics and Regulation

  • Ethical and social responsibilities.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report , Case study, Project, Exam. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % Week 8 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Weekly activities in class such as question and answer sessions, class discussion, case studies etc. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom In class instruction 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

"Constitutional Law" by Fergus Ryan - Thompson Roundhall;

"European Convention Human Rights and Irish Law" by Dr Ursula Kilkelly;

"European Law", Law Society of Ireland - Oxford University Press.

URL Resources

Various legal, government and European websites such as:;;


Additional Information