JUR 3420 Business Law

Norwegian version

JUR 3420 Business Law

Responsible for the course
Monica Viken

Department of 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, Bråthen, Viken, Minde. Lov og rett for næringslivet. Siste utg. Gyldendal forlag. Kap 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10 og 12. Forrige utgave kan også benyttes
    Langfeldt, Sverre Faafeng, red. Næringslivets lovsamling 1687-... til Lov og rett for næringslivet. Siste utg. Universitetsforlaget : Focus forlag
    Minde, Stine Winger og Monica Viken. 2015. Innføring i forretningsjus - Digital fagbok. Gyldendal. (Tilgangskoden har en varighet på to år)

    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
    Langfeldt, Sverre Faafeng, red. 2015. Oppgavesamling i rettslære med løsningsveiledninger : eksamensoppgaver i rettslære på revisorstudiet, på siviløkonomstudiet og på bachelorstudiene 2004-2015. 12. utg. Focus

    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 39 contact hours altogether, with lectures and use of cases and assignments. The students will work on small cases or assignments on each topic. 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. The students are expected to work on cases in Digital fagbok between the lecturing hours. 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
    Participation in class
    Preparation for lectures
    Self-tuition/reading syllabus
    Working on cases/assignments and Digital fagbok
    Recommended total workload

    In course delivery as online courses or evening classes, will lecturer, in collaboration with the Academic Services Network and evening studies, organize an appropriate combination of digital and class room teaching. Online students are also offered a study guide, which will help progression and overview. Total recommended amount of time for completion of the course also applies here.

    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