SOAS University of London

School of Law

Commercial Law

Module Code:
Year of study:
Year 3 of 3 or Year 4 of 4
Taught in:
Full Year


BA Law students will need permission from the module convenor which will only be granted if the student has sufficient grounding in English law.  Study Abroad/Exchange students may not take this module.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

  • To provide a sound foundation of knowledge of English commercial law; and
  • To help the understanding of issues in the future developments of commercial law.


  • Weekly 2 hour lecture
  • 1 hour tutorial (please see syllabus for details of when tutorials are scheduled)

Method of assessment

  • Unseen written exam: 100%

Suggested reading

  • Goode on Commercial Law, Chapter 1-The Nature and Sources of Law, pp 3-24 (Penguin Reference, 2010)
  • Sealy and Hooley, Commercial Law, Text, Cases and Materials, Chapter 1-An Introduction to Commercial Law, pp 1-54 (OUP, 2009)

These chapters are from the two recommended books for the module. The chapters overlap but it is worth reading both.


Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules