Birmingham, United Kingdom

Comparative Business Law

when 22 July 2019 - 9 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 EC
fee GBP 2350

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.

Course aim

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.

Credits info

15 EC
Academic Status: 15 credits (7.5 ECTS / 3 US credits)

Fee info

GBP 2350: What is included in your fee:

Academic course
Accommodation for three weeks
Airport pick-up and drop-off (from Birmingham and Heathrow Airport only)
Breakfast and lunch vouchers to use in the University’s cafe
Cultural visits to London, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford
Programme of social events
International Summer School t-shirt

Please note travel to the UK, visa costs and other personal travel and living expenses are not included eg evening meals. We suggest that students should budget a figure of approximately £10 - £50 per day for additional food and drink.