(Cannot be taken with module 079)
This Module aims to look at developments in commercial law from the seventeenth century to the beginning of the nineteenth century. It will focus on four areas: the law of bankruptcy, insurance, negotiable instruments and company law. It will ask whether the development of law in these areas helped, or hindered, the rise of a modern economy. It will consider both how the courts handled these issues, and at the impact of legislation.
Mode of Assessment
Two essays of 3,750 words