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Comparative Business Law

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This course introduces you to key areas of business law and invites you to take a comparative approach towards the cross-border legal regulation of business activity. In addition, you will explore more efficient ways in which businesses can solve legal disputes. Key areas such as commercial and intellectual property law will be looked at from a Western perspective and according to Islamic Law in order to gain an insight into principles that can impact upon the legal regulation of business today.

What will you study?

Week 1

 You will be given an introduction to Business Law within a domestic and international context with specific reference to corporate and commercial law, insolvency and Islamic Financial Law.

Week 2

 You will learn about the role played by intellectual property law, covering copyright and trademarks and the impact these can have on doing business. The second part of the week will look at the unique area of Islamic intellectual property law.

Week 3

You will be introduced to alternative dispute resolution in international business and learn about the practical way dispute resolution can be used to bring about an efficient and quicker resolution. During this week you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of dispute resolution to a simulated international business dispute.

Additional information

Academic Status: Non-credit bearing at Level 4
Business, Law and Social Sciences
  22 July to 9 August 2019 (three weeks)
City Centre Campus (The Curzon Building)
English language requirement:
No formal qualification required, however, all classes will be taught in English
Academic Pre-requisites:
Level 3 qualification in Law or Business