Module Overview

Business Law

Module Aims: - To introduce the student to general concepts and principles of Irish law. - To develop in the student a discipline of thought through a clear understanding of the logical processes involved in legal reasoning. - To convey a clear understanding of intellectual property and contract law. - To give an understanding of the legal issues involved in the use of IT. - To provide the student with the necessary basic research skills to facilitate independent study. - Introduce students to business and career opportunities in the legal arena

Module Code

INTB H3020

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The Legal System

The nature of law, and classification of law Principal and secondary sources of law Common law, Equity The structure of the Courts and the legal profession

Contract Law

Essential elements of a contract Forms of a contract Terms of a contract Validity of a contract Discharge of a contract Remedies for breach

Data Protection

Scope of Data Protection Data Protection principles Individual rights and remedies Obligations under Data Protection legislation

Employment Law

The contract of employment Contracts of service and contracts for services Statutory and common law rules Terms and conditions of a contract of employment Employment legislation Termination of a contract of employment

Intellectual Property Law

Patents – key elements of the patent system Patents and software Copyright – ownership of copyright The nature and extent of copyright protection Non-literal copying Trademarks

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)30
Formal Examination70