ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title LEGAL INSTITUTIONS AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Code BLEL708
Coordinator

 
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24

          24
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 126
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Report 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Midterm semester 2  1500 words    50       
Report 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :End of Semester 2  1500 words    50       

Aims

This module introduces students to the key concepts of “law andmacroeconomics”. It provides students with the skills and knowledge torecognise and contribute to a macroeconomics perspective on legal systems.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will understand the relationship between legal institutions/structures and macroeconomic outcomes

(LO2) Students will identify key dimensions of legal environment on the performance of organizations

(LO3) Students will analyse the relevance of legal indicators for business

(LO4) Students will recognise the principles of legal competition at the international level

(LO5) Students will explain resistance to change of legal institutions

(S1) Communication skills

(S2) Problem solving skills

(S3) Group working skills

(S4) Critical analysis


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Lectures
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: A feature of the module is the emphasis on applying theories and concepts to real life problems and situations. Action learning sets are used as a method to enable group discussions to consider the implications and issues of legal institutions There will contact days involving a mix of lectures, action learning sets, activities, group discussions and case studies based on international data (World Bank Doing Business Report and Index of Legal Certainty. Self-development and learning activities (non-contact) are required to complete the assessment components and to gather material for the taught sessions.

Self-Directed Learning Description: Self-development and learning activities (non-contact) are required to complete the assessment components and to gather material for the taught sessions.

Library resources will be accessible through the module reading list and other key le arning resources will accessible through VITAL. Students will be given directed reading to support the teaching sessions as well as being expected to read more widely from the recommended literature.


Syllabus

 

IndicativeContent Legal Institutions in EconomicTheory Legal Origins: Common Law andCivil Law Law and Finance Models of Legal competition Convergence and Models of LegalUnification Doing Business Program (WorldBank) Legal Indicators


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.