Do you want to know more about contract law? Are you interested in understanding what constitutional law is in comparison to law set by precedent? Do you have an interest in understanding the powers of supranational institutions such as the EU or that of international legal subjects?

The Minor in Law is hugely attractive for students of Business Management, Finance or Economics. It also attracts students of other disciplines such as Politics or International Relations.

Programme Structure:

Minor requirements – US Credits 18 – UK Credits 72
Any six of the following:

This course is designed to examine both the theory and practice of financial regulation, as well as the nature and role of compliance. The regulatory framework for the financial system is investigated, from both a theoretical perspective and empirically. This includes examining the roles of the regulatory bodies, primarily in the UK and USA, but with some consideration of other countries. Some consideration is given to potential future changes in regulation.

Concentrates on the legal framework within which most business takes place. Topics include corporate problems of raising and maintaining capital by shares; relationships of board of directors to shareholders; respective rights and obligations; relationships of companies to third parties; control and the principle of majority rule. Examples are used of the way statute and judge-made case law has dealt with these problems.

The course provides students with an understanding of the concepts and key issues of corporate governance, corporate accountability, corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability. It informs students of key policies and corporate governance mechanisms to investigate corporate failures in order to derive good corporate governance and accountability. The course identifies key stakeholders and evaluates the role that governance plays in the management of a business.

Focuses on the economic, political, social environment for business in Europe within this field, it examines the institutional interplay with the European Union, the dynamics between the different Member States and the different policies with direct relevance to businesses operating in the European Union.

The course provides an overview of the legal issues underpinning commercial transactions with a strong international component. Substantive content includes the rights and obligations of parties as a result of international contracts, for example a contractual agreement to sell and transport goods. The course also considers the legal aspects of international finance. In addition, it focuses on the study of multinational enterprises and its relevant legal framework including competition, product liability law and securities regulations. Current developments both in intellectual property and Technology Law are also included. Choice of jurisdiction, applicable law and international conflict resolution provide the procedural aspects of the course.

This course examines the concept, scope and nature of Public International Law and its significance in the context of the international political system. It examines both the legal approach to international politics and the IR approach to public international law. The course explores key issues in international law such as: the nature of international laws, the significance of state practice, the sources and jurisdiction of law, the role of law in limiting the use of force, governing environmental politics and trade.. Questions of statehood are examined and case studies discussed to shed light on the controversies that characterise legal debates such as evaluation of the war in Iraq, the independence of Kosovo and South Sudan, the attitudes of the US towards international law, the role of International Tribunals and the United Nations.

This course examines the main legal and ethical issues which media practitioners of the digital age encounter in their working lives, whether in the fields of PR, journalism or advertising. Thus, the course will focus on the concepts of libel and defamation, copyright law, the public sphere, media ownership, objectivity and neutrality, freedom of the press, censorship, codes of conduct for journalists and PR practitioners, advertising regulation, privacy and public interest, reporting restrictions and national interest, propaganda, gender issues and reporting in a multicultural society

This course introduces students to the principles, concepts and issues associated with contemporary sports law and practice. The focus is placed upon applying the principles of law to sound sport management and operations. The course aims to provide an introduction to the basic tenants of the legal system, its terminology, and principles as applied to professional and amateur sports. Emphasis is placed upon on identifying and analysing legal issues, the ramifications of those issues, and the means of limiting the liability of sport organisations