Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: ACC201
Module Title: Business Law
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Department of Accounting
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module introduces students to the basic principles of English Law that may be encountered in business or professional practices. It highlights the important legal principles that affect day-to-day business transactions and relationships, making students aware of the legal responsibilities and obligations of companies and employees.
Learning outcomes 
A. Understand the classification of law and identify the essential sources of English law.

B. Understand the fundamental legal principles of contract law and company law
C. Apply English law to interpret case scenarios.

Method of teaching and learning 
The module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials. Lectures will provide a basic guide and introduction to the topic. The tutorial will use a combination of case analysis, hypothetical situations and guest lectures to deepen the student’s understanding of that week’s topic.
Part 1: The English Legal system

What is law

The administration of the law

Domestic sources of law

Part 2: The law of Contract


The formation of the contract

The term of the contract (exclusion clauses and unfair terms)

Vitiating factors

Discharge of the contract and remedies for breach of contract

Part 3: Partnership Law and Company Law

Unincorporated business structures

Incorporation and bodies corporate

The constituents of a company

Shares and capital maintenance

Directors’ and members’ duties

Corporate rescue, insolvency and dissolution

Part 4: Employment Law and the Law of Torts

The contract of employment

Discrimination law

The tort of negligence

Business-related torts

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     12      112  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Report 15.00
2 Final Exam 85.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/2/2020 5:05:42 AM