SOAS University of London

School of Law

Commercial Law

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

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 your timetable 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, (Penguin Reference, 2016)
  • Sealy and Hooley, Commercial Law, Text, Cases and Materials, Chapter 1-An Introduction to Commercial Law, (OUP, 2017)

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


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