Short Title:Principles of Law
Full Title:Principles of Law
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:LAWS H1022
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Management and administration
Module Delivered in 7 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Christine Nangle
Module Author:HONORA MCCARRICK
Module Description:The aims of this module are to introduce the student to the legal system and to give the student a knowledge and understanding of selected areas of tort law relevant to business. This knowledge and understanding will enable the student to limit the legal exposure of the business and liaise effectively with legal advisers. As law is an ongoing and dynamic subject the syllabus content will be expanded or modified, as the case may be, to reflect developments in the law set out in this Module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe and assess the implications of the sources of law.
LO2 Explain how disputes can be resolved in business across different fora.
LO3 Apply the principles of law relating to negligence, occupiers liability and defective products to a business setting.
LO4 Use the knowledge of the law of passing off and employers liability in a business setting.
LO5 Discuss the law of defamation and its impact in real life situations.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Sources of Law
Nature of law. The distinction between civil and criminal wrongs. Sources of Law. The Constitution: fundamental rights and separation of powers. Legislation, delegated legislation and the legislative process. The doctrine of precedent.
20.00%
EU Law
EU Law including EU Institutions. Primary and Secondary EU legislation. The role of the European Court of Human Rights.
15.00%
The Irish Courts.
The Hierarchy of the Courts, including the Small Claims Court. Legal personnel. Legal personality. Law reform. Alternative methods of dispute resolution: tribunals, arbitration and mediation. Finding the law: libraries, computer databases, CD-ROM, the Internet.
15.00%
Nature of Tort
The nature of tort. Defences in tort. Remedies.
10.00%
The Tort of Negligence
Negligence. Occupiers' liability. Liability for defective products. Professional negligence. Passing off. Employers' Liability.
25.00%
The Tort of Defamation
Defamation. Defences. Remedies.
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment The continuous assessment may take the form of an individual or group assessment. Examples of the form of an assessment include a timed assessment, a presentation, a report or a project and the assessment may be at a specific time, location or online. The foregoing examples are not an exhaustive list. The Learning Outcomes assessed may be any one or more of the Module Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Date may change from semester to semester. 1 30.00 Week 5
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,4,5 70.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
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.
Reassessment Description
Repeat examination with the possibility of repeat coursework.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Based Instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Reading/Study 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture PT workload same as FT 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning PT Workload same as FT 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Keenan, A 2012, Essentials of Irish Business Law,, 6th Ed., Gill and MacMillan
  • Government Publications, Irish Constitution (Bunreacht na hEireann)
Recommended Book Resources
  • Carolan, B 2009, EU Law for Students in Ireland, 2nd Ed., Gill and MacMillan
  • McMahon, B & Binchy, W 2013, Law of Torts, 4th Ed., Bloomsbury
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Case studies, Moodle, Internet, videos, guest lecturers: Additional Resources
  • Website: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/
  • Website: http://www.bailii.org/
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAACC_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance 1 Mandatory
TA_BAMNG_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Management 4 Mandatory
TA_BITNL_B Bachelor of Business (Hons) International Business 1 Elective
TA_BAACC_D Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance 1 Mandatory
TA_BAMNG_D Bachelor of Business in Management 4 Mandatory
TA_BITNL_D Bachelor of Business International Business 1 Elective
TA_BADMN_C Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration 1 Mandatory