JUR 3420 Business Law

Norwegian version

JUR 3420 Business Law

Responsible for the course
Monica Viken

Department of Accounting - Auditing and Law

According to study plan

ECTS Credits

Language of instruction

The course gives an introduction to the main business law topics. Knowledge about the legal framework in business and industry is decisive for setting up and keeping a business alive, regardless of line of business. A basic understanding of ownership, directors’ liability, employer’s liability and an understanding of contract law provide a major competitive advantage. The course will give the students a thorough insight into legal regulation and an introduction to how the rules are to be interpreted. The course focuses primarily on the business law field and is hence adapted to all study programmes at BI Norwegian Business School.

    Learning outcome
    Acquired knowledge
    The students will gain a basic understanding of the legal framework employed in business and industry.

    Acquired skills
    The students shall be able to account for the main legal aspects and liabilities related to customers, shareholders and employees. They shall be able to identify legal problems and be capable of analysing problem complexes on the basis of legal sources. The students shall be able to account for and solve legal questions that apply in business and industry.

    The students shall be aware of the grey area outside the clearly defined rules. They shall understand the ethical principles established in legal standards in the legislation, and know how to assess these issues in practice.

    No particular prerequisites

    Compulsory reading
    Langfeldt, Sverre Faafeng og Tore Bråthen. Lov og rett for næringslivet. Siste utg. Universitetsforlaget : Focus forlag. Kap 1, 4, 5, 6, 9 og 10 i fellesemner.
    Pensum i de alternative spesialemner er: Kap 2 (eiendomsmegling) eller Kap 3 og pkt 2.27 (entreprenør) eller Kap 12 (økonomi og administrasjon, økonomi og ledelse, årsenhet, forretningsjus eller valgkurs).. Forrige utgave kan også benyttes
    Langfeldt, Sverre Faafeng, red. 2012. Oppgavesamling i rettslære med løsningsveiledninger : eksamensoppgaver i rettslære på revisorstudiet, på siviløkonomstudiet og på bachelorstudiene 2003-2012. 11. utg. Focus
    Langfeldt, Sverre Faafeng, red. Næringslivets lovsamling 1687-... til Lov og rett for næringslivet. Siste utg. Universitetsforlager : Focus forlag

    Recommended reading
    Langfeldt, Sverre Faafeng, Monica Viken. 2011. Arbeidshefte i juridiske emner : reklameforbudene, erstatningsrett, produktansvar, selskapsrett, markedsrett, rettskilder, avtalerett, enerettene, arbeidsrett, angrerett, kjøpsrett, leierett. 2. utg. Focus Forlag

    Minde, Stine Winger og Monica Viken. 2015. Innføring i forretningsjus - Digital fagbok. Boken er elektronisk tilgjengelig på www.gyldendal.no/forretningsjus

    Course outline
    • Review of legal sources and legal method
    • The main aspects of contract law
    • The main aspects of the law of sales
    • Labour law
    • Liability law
    • General corporate law
    • Monetary claims

    Computer-based tools
    Computer-based tools are not used in this course.

    Learning process and workload
    The course consists of 45 contact hours altogether, with 35 hours of lectures and 10 hours for cases and assignments. The students will work on small cases or assignments on each topic. The cases and assignments will be reviewed in class. Students are expected to have studied the relevant syllabus material and rules of law to be covered in each lecture. Students are expected to bring the code of laws and other supporting materials to class, so that they become familiar with using them in the study of various topics. Parts of the syllabus must be acquired through self-tuition. The lectures will mainly cover the most important problem areas only.The lecture plan will show what topics will be covered.

    Activity Hours
    Assignments organized by lecturer
    Preparation for lectures
    Self-tuition/reading syllabus
    Working on cases/assignments
    Recommended total workload

    The e-learning platform It’s learning is used by the e-learning centre to administrate the mandatory exercises, and make students able to communicate with each other and the lecturer. Module sessions are carried out at the beginning of the semester and before exams. The e-learning students are also offered a study guide that is an educational guide to the syllabus.

    Participation during lectures (weekend sessions)
    Assignments organized by lecturer*
    Preparation for lectures
    Work on syllabus, study guide, hand-in exercises and case, assignments and activities on It's learning
    Recommended total workload
    *Through It's learning

    A 5-hour individual written exam concludes the course.
    Examination code(s)
    JUR 34201 – Written examination that accounts for 100% of the grade in the course JUR 3420 Business Law.

    Examination support materials
    All written support materials are allowed at the exam.
    In courses where all support materials are allowed also allows transcripts from Lovdata ( http://www.lovdata.no/ )

    Re-sit examination
    A re-sit examination is offered every term.

    Additional information