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School of Law

Arab comparative commercial law

Course Code:
15PLAC144
Unit value:
1
Taught in:
Full Year

This is essentially a practical course by end lawyers whose practice involves or will involve contact with the Arab jurisdictions, should have a background knowledge sufficient to enable them to work with local lawyers and ask the necessary questions in order to ensure that essential matters are covered. 

The course deals basically with commercial contracts, and stresses the importance of the comparative approach as between Arab jurisdictions; it surveys the constitutional backgrounds, thus examining the role of Shari'a (Islamic Law) and the other prescribed sources of law. 

By reference in particular to the Reading List, specific matters are dealt with: Islamic finance and banking, commercial agency and sponsorship et cetera. Reference is also accorded to the treatment of Shari'a and secular laws in the English and US courts.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

 This is essentially a practical course: by its end lawyers whose practice involves or will involve contact with the Arab jurisdictions, should have background knowledge sufficient to enable them to work with local lawyers and ask the necessary questions in order to ensure that essential matters are covered. The course deals basically with commercial contracts, and stresses the importance of the comparative approach as between Arab jurisdictions; it surveys the constitutional backgrounds, thus examining the role of Shari'a (Islamic Law) and the other prescribed sources of law. By reference in particular to the Reading List specific matters are dealt with: Islamic finance and banking, commercial agency and sponsorship et cetera. Reference is also accorded to the treatment of Shari'a and secular laws in the English and US courts.

Method of assessment

Assessment weighting: 100% unseen examination Coursework cannot be resubmitted