Short Title:Principles of Law
Full Title:Principles of Law
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:LAWS H1022
 
Credits: 5
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.
 

Module Content & Assessment

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

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 1 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 1 Mandatory
TA_BITNL_D Bachelor of Business International Business 1 Elective
TA_BADMN_C Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration 1 Mandatory