Commercial and Business Law, 18 credits

Affärsrätt, 18 hp


Main field of study

Commercial Law

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Christina Nordin

Course coordinator

Christina Nordin

Director of studies or equivalent

Christina Nordin
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7KAF Bachelor's Programme in Commercial and Business Law with focus on Europe, French 1 (Autumn 2020) 202034-202103 Swedish Linköping
F7KAT Bachelor's Programme in Commercial and Business Law with focus on Europe, German 1 (Autumn 2020) 202034-202103 Swedish Linköping

Main field of study

Commercial Law

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Bachelor's Programme in Commercial and Business Law with focus on Europe, German
  • Bachelor's Programme in Commercial and Business Law with focus on Europe, French

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for undergraduate studies
Mathematics, Social Studies and German or French corresponding to the level in Swedish upper secondary education (Matematik 3b/3c, Samhällskunskap 1b/(1a1 and 1a2 and Tyska 3 or Franska 3)
English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6)

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should, at a basic level, be able to
- account for the structure and systematics of Swedish national law, and the structure and influence of the EU/EC law on Swedish law,
- account for central legal concepts of both civil and criminal law as well as the civil procedure law,
- account for German and French civil law
- show skills in interpretation of the law and case analysis,
- identify and solve civil law issues,
- account for economic family law and be able to calculate the economic outcome of different economic family law dispositions,
- demonstrate skills in German and French civil law,
- apply group processes,
- in both speech and writing, produce legal matters,
- reflect on conclusions concerning results from both interpretation of the law and case analysis, and application of relevant rules in the fields that the course covers,
- reflect on texts from a gender perspective.

Course content

The course contains a basic study in Swedish law, contract rules (both general and special contract law), sales law, work, company types, damages, obligation law, execution (above all seizure and bankruptcy) as well as civil procedure, penal law and EU/EC law. More in-depth studies are devoted to economic family law. Also included is an introduction to German and French civil law.

Covered in the economic family law part are the economy-focused parts of marital law, parental rights and inheritance law, i.e. the legal rules about the economic relations of spouses, cohabitants and minors during and after different cohabitation relationships and in case of death. The current rules are also highlighted from a gender perspective.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching takes the form of lectures, seminars, moot court and practical exercises, in parallel with the teaching in the course Theories and Methods of Law. The student should write a minor essay on a subject given by the teacher before every second seminar, and have prepared a review of a minor essay before every second seminar. The writing and preparation of the public discussion takes place with other students in small groups. At least one minor essay is written individually, however, and a minor essay is prepared for individual critical review. Participation in certain lectures, moot court and all seminars is compulsory. The student is also expected to study independently, individually or in groups.


The course is examined in part through the above mentioned minor essay, seminars and moot court, and in part through written individual examination.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
TENT Examination 8 credits U, G, VG
OBL1 Mandatory seminars 3 credits U, G
0200 Examination 3 credits U, G, VG
0500 Examination 1 credits U, G
0700 PM 3 credits U, G

Regulary literature


(2017) Svensk juridik Upplaga 1 Stockholm : Wolters Kluwer, [2017]

ISBN: 9789139207900

Bernitz, Ulf, Carlsson, Mia, Heuman, Lars, Magnusson Sjöberg, Cecilia, Seipel, Peter, Warnling Conradson, Wiweka, Vogel, Hans-Heinrich, Leijonhufvud, Madeleine, (2017) Finna rätt : juristens källmaterial och arbetsmetoder Fjortonde upplagan 2017

ISBN: 9789139208372

Jensen, Ulf, Rylander, Staffan, Lindblom, Per Henrik, (2018) Att skriva juridik : regler och råd Sjätte upplagan Uppsala : Iustus förlag, [2018]

ISBN: 9789177370192

Olsson, Gunilla, Rother-Schirren, Theddo, Schüldt, Johan, (2015) Familjejuridik : personrätt, äktenskapsrätt, samborätt, barnrätt, arvs- och testamentsrätt Stockholm : Sanoma Utbildning, 2015

ISBN: 9789152326756

Additional literature


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