London, United Kingdom

Anglo-American Business Law

when 29 June 2020 - 7 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

The 2020 UCL Summer School has been cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19.

This module introduces students to key areas of business law from a UK-US and international perspective, while honing their analytical, communication, and team problem solving skills. Students will become familiar with the basic structure of the legal system and key elements of contract law, product liability, intellectual property law, the insider trading prohibition, and the law governing partnerships and corporations, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions. In order to deepen students’ understanding of business law, the module will also explore multi-dimensional aspects relating to social, political, ethical and technological considerations.

These themes are developed in reference to readings drawn from judicial decisions, statutes, recent news reports, and multimedia. Students will also undertake independent research and complete written assignments in which they assume a hypothetical role such as a legislative assistant, advocate or judicial clerk. Furthermore, a highlight of the module is the Supreme Court debate, where students work in teams on pending Supreme Court cases, culminating in an in-class mock trial during which teams represent one of the parties or act as Supreme Court justices.

Course leader

Martin Petrin

Target group

This is a Level 2 module (equivalent to second year undergraduate). Students should have completed a minimum of one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university. An understanding of law or business to first year undergraduate level would be preferred, but is not essential.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of the module, students will:

Be familiar with key areas of law and how they affect business

Understand the main rights and duties of business entities

Have become acquainted with various forms of business organisations

Have a good understanding of how to analyse and argue legal issues

Understand the role of law and lawyers in business policy making

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2100: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition fee discount.
GBP 1100: UCL offers accommodation in a vibrant area in the heart of London which costs approx. £1100 per 3-week Session.