2017-2018 / DROI1215-1

Introduction to commercial law


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master en sciences du travail en alternance, à finalité3 crédits 
 Master in labour sciences (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Nicolas Thirion

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The aim of the course, intended for non-jurists, is to describe, in it¿s broad outline, the legal status applicable to organisation and operation of economy. The links with other disciplines, such as economy and history, are priviledged, to adapt the subject to student¿s needs and interests for human sciences. In this view, the course centers around an historic approach of the matter (from Antiquity until today).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The aim of the course is to provide the students with a theoretical knowledge (ex. : links with the underlying economic talkings and with some important matters of law theory), but also practical knowledge (ex : concrete practices of companies) to enable them to understand the stakes of the important contemporary economic evolutions. The aim is to enable them to situate their non-legal knowledge in relationship with the current talkings of « law makers » (legislator, judges, authors) on the organisation and operation of economy.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

"Ex cathedra" course

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Face-to-face course organized during the second quadrimester.

Recommended or required readings

A booklet , containing the principal lectures and relevant references is available from the beginning of the academical year.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Economic Law and Legal Theory unit