Consumer Law - LW631

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn
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6 15 (7.5)


LW315/LW325 Introduction to Obligations.





The module addresses the regulation of consumer markets. This module is aimed at students who wish to have an understanding of substantive law, policies and institutional framework concerning the regulation of consumer markets.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminars.


Not available to non Law students.

Method of assessment

100% coursework.

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the relevant common law, statutory and non-statutory sources in the area of consumer law and to research and apply that knowledge to concrete fact situations.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the standard policy arguments and frameworks of consumer law, and to apply and critique them in concrete policy problems.
3. Critically appreciate the role of consumer law and policy within the "new regulatory state" in the UK.
4. Demonstrate an awareness of the different forms of legal regulation of consumer market transactions (e.g. private law, administrative regulation, "soft law", harnessing market incentives), and their strengths and weaknesses.
5. Assess claims about the progressive potential of consumer law and its relationship to broader social policies such as addressing social exclusion.
6. Demonstrate an appreciation of the scope of EU consumer law and policy and its effects on UK law.

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