ME1011 Commercial Law 6.0 credits

Affärsrätt

The aim of the course is to enable students to appreciate and handle legal problems occurring in a business environment. The focus is on the techniques that are used in legal reasoning and further on concepts and rules in business law, particularly in contract law. The course can be studied separately, but it is also a theoretical and practical basis for the course in Intellectual property, 4D1056 (patents, copyright etc), that is taught during the spring term. Students that have passed 4D1151 are given priority if they wish to study the course Intellectual property, 4D1056.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course begins with a few lectures on techniques used in legal reasoning, mainly sources of law – statutes, preparatory works, case law etc. The different legal professions are also discussed and how courts and legislators work. The substantive legal fields discussed thereafter are contract law, the Sale of Goods Act and the law of damages and company law.

The industrial connection is provided through the studies of legal cases and problems that have occurred in business settings.

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is to enable students to appreciate and handle legal problems occurring in a business environment. The focus is on the techniques that are used in legal reasoning and further on concepts and rules in business law, particularly in contract law. The course can be studied separately, but it is also a theoretical and practical basis for the course in Intellectual property, 4D1056 (patents, copyright etc), that is taught during the spring term. Students that have passed 4D1151 are given priority if they wish to study the course Intellectual property, 4D1056.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Specific entrance requirements - course prerequisites in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or at least one year of studies at university level in these subjects.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Determined at the beginning of the course.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Written exam (TEN1; 6hp). The grade is based on the result of the exam.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Thomas Westin

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web ME1011

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study *

Industrial Management, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

ME2020

Contact

Eric Woodcock, erik.woodcock@indek.kth.se

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

Established 1999-11-02.

Replaces 4D1051.